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The very imperfect work issued by me under the same title twenty 
years ago, although brought out under many disadvantages, met with 
such success that from the first I was encouraged to contemplate 
an improved edition in a form more worthy of its subject. 

Originally published in parts, and from the author's private 
residence, never: advertised or pushed in any way, conceived and 
carried through in London, away from the most fruitful sources of 
information, nevertheless, not only did the original parts go quickly out 
of print, but for some years hardly a week passed which did not bring 
its batch of interesting and suggestive correspondence from well-wishers 
and subscribers in the United Kingdom, America, and Australia con- 
cerning the book. 

It was warmly praised by the Press, which recognised its utility 
to all interested in Irish literary effort, and appreciated what it not 
unfairly described as the enthusiasm of the author. 

But, if the work was received far more generously than I had 
expected, still, I, at least, never failed to observe its many defects 
and shortcomings. The information was too loosely strung together, 
it was often too vague and general, and occasionally the bibUographies 
lacked directness and method. I realised the want of a book of the 
kind on a more comprehensive plan. 

No sooner was the original publication issued than I commenced 
to glean additional information from all available sources, and I 
continued that unwearying research which had become such a 
hobby with me that no occasion for increasing my rapidly accumulating 
material was allowed to slip. 

From friendly correspondents in three Continents I gained many 
valuable items of information. 

To such an extent did the work grow, that the edition which I 
am nov, by the enterprise of a Dublin publisher, enabled to offer to 
the public, may almost claim to be an entirely new book. 

Twenty years ago Irish biographioal literature was in a rather 
bad way. There was no publication in existence to which one could 
confidently turn for information about an Irish writer. Alfred Webb's 
" Compendium of Irish Biography " was excellent as far as it went, 
but it was too restricted in scope to include many names which never- 
theless have their interest to students of literature. 

There was no " Who's Who." The Dictionary of National Bio- 
graphy had not long been launched, and such biographical works as 
were available were edited and managed by people to whom Ireland 
and its literary achievements meant nothing. 

With this general ignorance and indifference to Irish writers, it 
is not surprising that the most absurd mistakes were made every day 
by editors of anthologies, and writers of literary matter for the press, 
and naturally the field of selection from Irish poets was narrowed 
down to a very small space. It was not the least of its merits, if I 
may say so, that the original issue of this work cleared up innumerable 
mysteries of authorship, and gave the right author the credit (or other- 
wise) of his literary effort. A close and persistent following of clues in 
Irish literary journals, a patient tracking of the nom-de-guerre to its 
true owner, afforded for the first time a true insight into the nature and 
extent of a particular author's activity. I spared no pains in attempt- 
ing to unravel any doubtful ma,tter, and the elucidation of the smallest 
point often entailed real and prolonged trouble. 

I have been asked why I did not enlarge the scope of the work — 
why I restricted it to poetical writers, and even of these only 
the Anglo-Irish. To which I may reply, that to record one section of 
Irish authors has proved sufficiently onerous. It has necessitated 
constant research for many years, and has not precluded anybody, 
with the necessary qualifications, from doing a similar work for, say, 
the Gaelic poets. An old friend of mine and an excellent Gaelic 
scholar — under whom I studied Irish when I was thirteen years of age — 
told me my title was a misnomer, and reproached me for incomplete- 
ness, and forgetfulness of the ancient time when " a third of the men 
of Erin ' ' were poets. The criticism was sufficiently alarming to 
decide me to keep to my original plan, which was in itself likely to be 
fairly comprehensive. Has not Dion Boucicault told us that every 
Irishman carries a harp in his breast? So I confined myself to the 
Irish men and women who used the English language, and found the 
record of achievement no small one. 

At first I was disposed to deal only with those who had published 
volumes, but I soon saw that this would exclude many notable Irish 
singers who had never taken the trouble to collect their verses, and I 
never expected to see their insouciant countrymen do it for them. 
Therefore all those poets who had found an anthology wide enough to 
take them in, under whatever pretext, were eligible to some extent, 
while the search through scores of Irish newspapers and magazines for 
biographical and bibliographical information, revealed some hundreds 
of writers who were quite well worth recording and who in any country 
but Ireland would have been corralled long ago by some conscientious 
editor within the bounds of an anthology. And if the reader thinks I 
have not been critical, I would remind him that not every contributor to 
a " Poet's Corner " could be admitted. Only those fugitive writers who 
had a genuine poetical gift came within my survey. As the proportion 
of people who write verse in Ireland is enormously greater than aji Eng- 
lishman would believe, considerable discrimination has been necessarily 
observed. But I am confident that one will never look for an Irish writer 
of real talent, even though he may have written only one pleasant song, 
and fail to find him. I have, of course, never refused admission to the 
author of a volume, if only for bibliographical reasons. To shut out those 
who had been so indifierent to their fame as to let their verses remain 
buried in forgotten or inaccessible periodicals would have been to exclude 
Michael Doheny, Joseph Brenan, John Walsh, Charles Kickham, 
Charles Gavan Duffy, and a host of others whose names speak eloquently 
to many an Irish reader who has kept the files or treasured cuttings of 
verse from his favourite periodical. One of the first things I did was to 
make an exhaustive index of the poems which appeared in the immortal 
Nation newspaper over a long period, and all its contributors who seemed 
to me to have any claim had that claim allowed. 

Generally speaking, I did not press into service those who were 
only partly or remotely of Irish blood, though Mrs. Hemans, Edgar 
Allan Poe, the Brontes, and many others, had strong claims. At the 
same time, English writers who made their homes in Ireland and identi- 
fied themselves with it have been considered admissible. 

It only remains for me to thank the many friends who very kindly 
helped me with information within their special reach. To the late 
Joseph Glynn, of the Downs, Mullingar; the late John McCall, of 
Dublin; the late John Tarpey Kelly, the late Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, 
snd the late John O'Leary, I am deeply indebted for much of the matter 


contained in the earlier work, Dr. John S. Crone, editor of the invalu- 
able "Irish Book-Lover," Francis J. Bigger, editor of "The Ulster 
Journal of Archaeology" ; and the Eev. M. P. Hickey, P. J. MeCall, 
W. J. Lawrence, Eev. Matthew Eussell, S.J. (from the rich stores of 
whose " Irish Monthly " I have drawn very largely); B. E. McC. Dix, 
J. De L. Smyth (all of Dublin) ; Daniel Crilly, F. A. Fahy, and Frank 
McDonagh, of London; A. A. Campbell, J. J. Marshall, David Ken- 
nedy, and the Eev. W. T. Latimer, of the Northern, and James Cole- 
man and the late C. G. Doran, of the Southern Province. Mr. Francis 
Nugent, of Pebody, Mass., U.S.A., deserves special thanks for his 
invaluable help in tracing the Irish- American poets. To all these, 
and to the many poets, living and dead, who kindly gave me particulars 
about their own work, I have privately expressed my acknowledgments. 




ANONYMOUS. — Advice from Fairyland ; an Imitation of our Present Irish 

Poetry. Dublin, 1726, folio sheet. 
All the Talents, a poem. (By E. S. Barrett, q.v.) 
Anacrbon in Dublin. (By Edmund L. Swift, q.v.) 

Assassination, a poem, dedicated to the Earl of Clare, Dublin, 1798, 8vo. 
Band (The), Inscribed to Gentlemen of the Long Robe, verse. Dublin, 

1731, folio sheet. 
Bonaparte, h poem. Cork, 1816. (By Rev. E. Hincks?). 
Book of Nature (The), a poem. Dublin, 1771, 8vo. 
Celebrated (The) Beauties, being an heroick Poem made on the 

College Green Ladies. Dublin (?), 1720, 8vo. 
Chaplet (A) FOR THE Brows OF THE CORPORATORS, etc, poems. Dublin, 

1819, 8vo. 
Children (The) of Nature, a poem. Edinburgh, 1851. Irish in subject. 
Clontahf, a poem. Dublin, 1822. (By Rev. W. H. Drummond, q.v.) 
Comet (The), etc. (By E. S. Barrett, q.v.). 
Connaught Wife (The), a comedy in two acts and in verse, an adaptation 

of J. Hippisley's Journey to Bristol for the Irish Stage. London, 1767, 

Crazed Maid (The) op Venice, etc. (By E. N. Shannon, q.v.) 
Description (A) of the College Green Club,i a satire (in verse) by the 

Eamier, with the State case of Richard O'Shaughnessy, Esq., etc. 

Dublin, 1753, 8vo. MS. notes in British Museum copy. 
Dirge (A) on the Death of Lady Flora Hastings. Dublin, 1851, 16mo. 
DoNKiAD (The), or, Corporation of Asses, composed by the Poet Laureate 

to the Corporation of Dublin, n.d., 32mo. 
DoNORE, a poem. Dublin (?), 1780 (?), 4to. 
Dream of Life (The), a narrative poem. Waterford, 184D. 
Druid (The) ; or. The Vision of Fingal, a choral masque in one act and 

in verse. London, 1815, 8vo. 
Dublin, a satirical essay in verse. By a young author. Dublin, 1788, 

8vo. Books I. and II. only. 
Dublin Mail (The) ; or, Intercepted Correspondence, to which is added 

A Packet of Poems, satires in verse. London, 1821, 12mo. (By W. R. 

M'Donald? q.n.) 
Dublin Tragedy (The), etc., in verse. Dublin, 1825 (?), I6mo. 
Bffusioxs (The) of Fancy, addressed to the benevolent. Dublin, 1796, 

Elegy on the Death of Mr. Harrison (Banker). Dublin, 1725, folio 

Elegy on the Death op Father Nicholas Dalton. Dublin, 1725, folio 

Elegy on the Death of Mr. Robert Fitzgerald (Prime Serieant), etc. 

Dublin (?), 1752. A slip. 

Elegy on the Death of Lobd Robert Manners. Dubliiij 1784, 8vo. 
Elegt on Chabceb Spencer, Third Earl of Sunderland. Dublin, 1722, 

folio sheet. 
EiLAUNA, etc. (By Mrs. St. John, q.v.) 
Englishkan in Bordeaux (The), a comedy, translated from M. Favart, 

by a lady. Dublin, 1763; another edition, London, 1764. 
Erin, a poem. Washington (D.O.), 1843. 

Essay on Immorality (An), a poem in three parts. Dublin, 1765, 8vo. 
Hables in English Vehse, translated from La Fontaine. Dublin, 1813, 

12mo. (104 pp.). 
Farmer op Inniscreen (The), a tale of the Famine, in verse. London and 

Norwich, 1863, 16mo. 
Feud (The), a Scottish story in seven cantos. Dublin, 1814, 8vo. 
FiNGAL A Fine-Eirin, a poem in six cantos; with notes intended to 

delineate the manners and state of society of Ancient Ireland. London, 

1813, 8vo. 
Fion's Choice; or. The Minstrel op the Sea. By a bard of Ulster, 

Newry, 1821, 8vo. 
Fraud Detected; or, The Hibernian Patriot; the Drapier's Letters; 

also Prometheus, a poem; also a new poem to the Drapier, etc. Dublin, 

reprinted, 1725. (By Swift). 
Fudge in Ireland, a collection of letters and poems, etc. London, 1822, 

16mo. (By. W. R. McDonald, q.v.) 
Fugitive Pieces. Waterford, 1810. 

GriuSEPPiNO, an occidental story in verse. (By E. N. Shannon, q.v.) 
Glorious Revolution op 1782 (The), a heroic poem, favourite pieces, 

glees, etc. Dublin, 1788. 
HiBERNiAD (The), a poem. Dublin, 1754, 4to. 
Hibernian Night's Entertainment (The), a metrical romance. By a, 

Fermanagh peasant. Enniskillen, 1849, 8vo. 
Iambic (An), Ode upon an iambic match, being an epithalamium to the 

little beau wedded to a tall belle. Dublin, 1726. 
Imitation of Beasts (The) ; or, The Irish Christian Doctrine, a new 

sermon, etc., in verse. Dublin, 1755. [MS. notes in British Museum 

Indispensable Requisites for Dandies op both Sexes. By a lady, author 

of "Emblematical Garden," etc. Dublin, 1820 (?), 16mo. [Nine 

coloured, plates, with descriptive letterpress in verse. ] 
Ireland, a satire, in verse, second edition. London, 1824, 8vo. By 

author of " Translations, Imitations," etc. [By an Englishman named 

Rose Lambart Price.] 
Irish Harp on the Willows (The) ; or. Thoughts and Solicitudes on 

the Cause op Christ in Ireland. Dublin, 1846, 12mo. 
Irish on the Prairies (The), and other poems. (By Rev. T A. Butler, 

Irish Widow (The). Dublin, 1828. 
Jb ne scai Quoi; or, A Collection or Letters, Odes, etc. (By A. B. 

Poyntz, q.v.) 
Journal of a Dublin Lady, in a Letter to a Person op Quality, a satire 

in verse. Dublin, 1728. 
KiLLABNEY, a poem. By an Officer in the Army. Dublin, 1750 (?), 4to. 
Killabnby, AND OTHER PoEMS. Dublin, 1820. [For other poems on 

Killarney, see Daniel Roderick O'Conor, Michael McCarthy, Rev. 

Charles Hoyle, John Leslie, M. J. O'SuUivan, Hannah Maria Bourke, 

Miss Catherine Luby, Patrick O'Kelly, N. J. Gannon, Thomas Gallwey, 

William Adams, and Joseph Atkinson.] 
Ladies of Dublin (To the), a poem, to which is added " lerne's Answer 

to Albion." By a lady. Dublin, 1745, 8vo. 

Lake (The), and oiheb Poems. London, 1846, 8vo. (By Rev. J. D. 

HuU, q.v.) 
Last Canto (The) of Habold's Pilgrimage, from the French of Lamar- 

tine, rendered into English verse. By the author of " The Poetry of 

Earth, and other poems." Dublin, 1851. 
Law Sceutiny (TeCb) ; or, Attoknie's Guise (verse). (By Andrew 

Carmichael, q.v.) 
Lays erom Ebin. Belfast, 1852. 
Legendary Tales in Verse, with notes. Belfast, 1813, 8vo. (By Rev. 

L. a. ConoUy, q.v.) 
Legends oe the Saints, etc. (By Monica Healy, q.v.) 
Longford Glyn; a true history, faithfully translated from the Irish 

original, in verse. London, 1732, folio sheet. 
MaoDebmot; or. The Irish Fortune Huntbb, a poem in six cantos. By 

the author of "The Art of Dress." London, 1717, 8vo. (Written by 

an Englishman of Huguenot descent, J. D. de Breval.) 
Maid of Araby (The), an Oriental romance, with other poems. Dublin, 

1820, 8vo. 
Mabdyke, a poem. Cork, 1796. 
Mary Gray, and other tales and verses. (By Lady B. C. N. Ponsonby, 

May Wreath (A), etc. Dublin, 1857. 
Metamoephosb (The) of a certain Dublin Beau's Head into a Tea-kettle, 

a poem. By a lady. Dublin, 1730, folio sheet. 
Metropolis (The), etc. (By Andrew Carmichael, q.v.) 
Monks op Kilorea (The), etc. (By A. G. Geoghegan, q.v.) 
Mount Leinster, a poem. (By J. A. S. Liddiard, q.v.) 
New Poem (A), inscribed to the gentlemen of the Grand Jury, on their 

thjowing out the indictment against J. Harding, printer of the Drapier's 

Letters. Dublin,- 1725, folio sheet. 
New Poem (A), on the beauties of the Universe. Dublin {?), 1725 (?), folio 

New Scene (A), for the comedy called The Knights (by S. Foote), or. 

Fresh Tea for Me. Foote. London, 1758, 8vo. (First printed in 

Dublin. It is a satire on some of the members of the Irish House of 

Ode to Recollection. April, 1819. Cork, 1822, 16mo. 
Ode in Imitation op the third Ode op the third Book of Horace, in 

praise of Humphrey French, Lord Mayor of Dublin. Dublin (?), 

1733(?), 4to. (By Swift?). 
O'Leariad (The), a poem translated from the Irish, jvith notes. By an 

admirer (of Rev. Arthur O'Leary). Dublin, 1787, 12mo. 
Orange, a political rhapsody in three cantos. (By John Giffard, q.v.) 

Dublin, 1798. 
Oephbus' Lute; or. Charms op Melody, a collection of new songs to 

which is subjoined the life of D. Hempson, the last of the Irish Bards. 

Dublin, 1815, 16mo. 
Paddy Whack's Bottle Companion, a collection of convivial songs, etc. 

London, 1791. 
Passing Thoughts. 1854. (By B. G. Babington, q.v.) 
Patriot Soldier (The) ; or_j Irish Volunteer, a poem, by a member o5 

the Belfast Volunteer Company, 24 pp., 4to. Printed for the author, 

Belfast, 1789. 
Pilgrim (The) op Ebin, and other poems. (By John Atkins, q.v.) 
Tious Incendiaries ; or. Fanaticism Displayed, a poem. (By Mary 

O'Brien, q.v.) 
Plea (A) for a Plotter, in verse. Dublin, 1856, 12mo. 

Plbadeb's Guide (The), a didactic poem in two books. . - . (By the 

late John Surrebutter, Esq.) Dublin, 1797, 12rao. 
Poem (A), in praise of the Journeymen Taylors. Dublin, 1725, folio sheet. 
Poem (A), on the erecting of a groom-porter's house adjoining to the 

Chappie (sic) in the Castle of Dublin. Dublin, 1725 (.-'). -^ shp. 
Poem (A), for a widow, on a fly getting into her eye. Dublin, 1726, folio 

Poem (A), on the Art op Pbinting, etc. Dublin (?), 1728 (?), folio sheet. 
Poem on the Journeymen Shearmen and Dyebs. Dublin, 1727, folio 

Poem on the Riding the Franchises. Dublin (?), 1710 (?), folio sheet. 
Poem sacred to the memory of Ladt Harriet Boyle, privately printed. 

Dublin, 1747, 4to. 
Poem on the new Lord Chancellor (i.e., Richard West). Dublin, 1/25, 

folio sheet. 
Poem on the late Miss Catherine Gunning, of Carlinston, Co. Westmeath, 

the seat of her uncle, James Nugent, Esq. Dublin, 1752, 8vo. 
Poem (A) on Mrs. Wofpington's performing the Character of 

Andromeda in the " Distressed Mother," at the Theatre Royal, 

Smock Alley. Dublin, 17-51, folio sheet. 
Poems and Hymns. By a lady. Dublin, 1816, 16mo. 
Poems on Several Occasions. By a lady. Dublin, 1748, 12mo. 
Prelude (The) to a Levee; calculated for the meridian' of the Castle of 

Dublin (verse). Dublin, 1757, 8vo. 
Promenade; or. Theatre Beauty, a poem. Dublin, 1788, 8vo. 
Proteus ; or. Two Faces under a Hood, in three cantos. Dublin, 1789, 

Reclaimed (The), a poem founded on the Raising of Lazarus. By a 

beneficed clergyman. Dublin, 1849. 
Religious Poems in Verse (sic). Belfast, 1840. 
Rose and Shamrock, a poem. London, 1869, 12mo. 
Satire in Verse (A) on Drs. Oheyne, Helsham, and the Medical 

Profession. Dublin, (?), 1725, folio sheet. 
Satirical Poem (A) on the Society of Journeymen Taylors. Dublin (?), 

1730 (?), folio sheet. 
Sceptre of Tara (The) ; or. The Two Queens, a poem. Dublin, 1854, 

Seven Thieves, etc. (By Andrew Carmichael, q.v.) 
Setting Sun, etc. (By E. S. Barrett, q.v.) 
Shamrock (The), a collection of poems, the production of Ireland. London, 

1773, 8vo. [Edited by Samuel Whyte. This is a compressed edition of 

Whyte's collection, whose success was its justification.] 
Shamrock Leaves ; or, The Wicklow Excursion, a Doem, with notes. 

London, 1823, 12mo. 
Sheil's Nocturnal Visit, a poem. Dublin (?), 1840 (?), folio sheet. 

Refers to Right. Hon. R. L. Sheil. 
Songs of the Seasons. Dublin, 1839, 16mo. 
Songs for Souls in Erin's Isle. Dublin, 1855, 8vo. 
Songs in the Valley, by some who went through it. Dublin, 18i73, 

Sonnets to the Memory of the Princess Guendalina Borghese Talbot. 

who died at Rome, October 27, 1840. Rome, 1842. The sonnets are in 

Italian, French, English, Irish. Latin, Greek, Spanish, German, Danish, 

Polish, Russian, Albanian, Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac. 
Stella, a poem of the day in three cantos, etc., etc. London, 1845, 8vo. 

[By a lady who describes herself as Irish. The poem was printed in 



Swan Tkipe Club (The), a satyr in verse, etc. Dublin, 1706, 4to. 
Talents (The) eun Mad, a poem. (By E. S. Barrett, q.v.) 
Theodobice, £ing op Dbnmabe, a tragedy by a young gentlewoman. 

Bublin, 1752. 
Thbbe Days at Killakkby, etc. (By Rev. Charles Hoyle, q.v.) 
Thbee Teavellbbs (The), a tale inscribed to Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth 

and Lady Mary Birmingham, and dedicated to Earl of Charlemont. 

Dublin, 1787, 12mo. 
Tide- Waiting, a poem humbly inscribed to Hon. Joseph Lysaght, Collector 

of the Port of Cork, by a Tide- Waiter at Cove. Cork, 1775, 8vo. 
Tbanslations, Imitations, etc., by author of " Ireland, a satire " [i.e.. 

Rose Lambart Price.] London, 1824. 
Tbitjmphant Retubn (The), a poem in Latin and English. Dublin, 1788, 

Unio, sive lambntatio Hibeenica, poema Maceronico-Latinum. And an 

Ode to P. Pindar. Londini, 1801, 4to. 
Vbeses on the Present State of Ieeland. By a lady, etc. London, 

Vebses Inscbibed to the Right Hon. Col. Boyle (Henry, the first Earl 

of Shannon). Dublin, 1783, 8vo. 
View (A) of the Irish Bab, in verse. Dublin, 172^-30, folio sheet. The 

British Museum copy has MS. notes. 
Vision (The), a poem inscribed to Mrs. Wofiington. Wrote by a lady. 

Dublin, 1753j 8vo. 
Voice of Laboub (The), a Chant of the Monster Meetings, etc. Waterf ord, 

1844 (?), 16mo. 
Waeden (The), of Galway, a tragedy. (By Rev. Edward Groves, q.v.) 
WiNTEB Evening's Reverie (A), in the Churchyard of Tor-Mohun, Devon, 

in verse. Torquay, 1835. Written by a Wexford man, author of 

" Visions of Solitude," a poem. 
Woman, a poem. (By E. S. Barrett, q.v.) 
Woman ; or, Adela of England, a poem. Dungannon, privately printed, 

Wreath (The), a selection of poems for young readers. Dublin, 1825 (?), 

Wreaths of Song from Fields of Philosophy. Dublin, 1890, 8vo. 
Ye Kingstown Ballades, by ye Kingstown Barde. Dublin, 1879 (?), 

16mo. (By W. C. Hennessy, q.v.) 
ZiLPHA, or Messiah in Paradise, a poem. Dublin, 1833. 

A., H. — A Waterford lady who wrote a good deal for Walker's Hibernian 
Magazine, 1794-1797. 

A., M. A. — Seems to have published a poem entitled A Day at the Giant's 
Causeway, for it is quoted in the Dviblin National Magazine (1830-31), 
where other poems over these initials are to be found. (See pages 468-471 
of that magazine.) Also contributed to Dublin Family Magazine, 1829. 

ABELL, JOSHUA. — ^Wrote a lot of verse in Bublin Literary Journal (1843-45), 
of which he was proprietor and editor. Kept an academy in Eustace 
Street, Dublin, where he died at the age of 50, on January 3, 1846, his 
journal perishing with him. Was a member of the Royal Dublin Society, 
and judging from extracts in his magazine wrote a work on France. The 
Mrs. Abell who published a volume of travel about the same time may 
have been his wife. 

ACHESON, HARRIET.— Ulsteb Ballads of To-Dat. 

Daughter of Rev. James Glasgow (q.v.) and wife of John Acheson, 
Portadown. Wrote verse for Armagh papers. 

ADAIR, JAMES.— The Beide oe Randal Graham, a poem in six cantos, with 
notes. Belfast, 1831, 8vo. 

ADAIR, SIR ROBERT.— Son of the famous " Robin Adair " (a Wicklow 
man), and Lady Caroline Keppel, who wrote the well-known song. He 
became M.P. for Appleby and Camelford successively, and was a friend 
of the Right Hon. C. J. Fox. Contributed to " The Rolliad " and " Pro- 
bationary Odes," and wrote much verse for Morning Chronicle. He was 
Ambassador to Vienna in 1806, and to Constantinople in 1809, and died 
October 3, 1855, aged 92. (See Moore's " Diary," vol. ii., p. 304.) 

ADAMS, MARY MATHEWS.— Epithalamium. New York and London, 
The Choib Visible, verse; Sonnets and Songb; The Song at Midnight. 

Born in Ireland in 1840, but lived in America from childhood till her 
death in 1902. Chiefly educated at Packer Institute, Brooklyn, and 
afterwards became a teiicher. Married first Alfred S. Barnes, a Brooklyn 
publisher, who died a few years ago, and subsequently a gentleman named 
Adams. Wrote much miscellaneous verse. An "Ode to Poetry" by 
her in The Magazine of Poetry (Buffalo, New York), for January, 1896, 
occupies ten pages. 

ADAMS, WILLIAM. — Glbna oe the Creek, a poem of Killarney, and other 
poems. London, 1870, 8vo. 
Nearly all his poems are Irish. 

ADAMS, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS.— Rus Divinum, a nature poem (over signa- 
ture of "Augusto Smada "). London, 1900, 8vo. Horae Fugaces, 
lyrics, London, 1902, 8vo. The Lonely Wat and other poems, London, 
1903, 8vo. Two Hundred and Fifty Thoughts, London, 1906, 8vo. 

Elder surviving son of the late Rev. B. W. Adams, Rector of Santiy. 
Co. Dublin, and born May 27, 1865. Graduated at T.C.D., where he gained 
the gold medal for English literature. Passed through Sandhurst, and 
entered the Army in 1898. Served in South Africa, and wrote first long 
poem during the siege of Ladysmith. Was M.P. for Woolwich for a few 

ADDISON, COL. HENRY ROBERT.— Le Zingari, an opera, 1825; Jessie, 
the Flower of Dunblane, 1825; Tam O'Shanter, a musical farce, 1834; 
and numberless other dramatic pieces in prose and verse. 

Born in Calcutta, of Irish parents, in or about 1805, first a soldier in 
2nd Dragoon Guards, and afterwards a police-magistrate. Author of 
stories, sketches, etc., in Vuhlin University Magazine, including 
" Dramatic Doings " in the earlier vols. A portrait and sketch of him 
appeared in that periodical. A most rapid and prolific writer. Died in 
Albion Street, Hyde Park, London, June 24, 1876, aged 71. Published 
some novels and travels, and edited Who's Who? 1849-50. 

AGNEW, SARAH. — Resource of Melancholy, poems. Larne (Co Antrim), 

AICKIN, JOSEPH. — LoNDERiAS ; or, A Narrative of the Siege of London- 
derry, in verse. Dublin, 1699, 8vo. 
And other works. Was, I believe, a medical man. 

AKERS, ELIZABETH ("FLORENCE PERRY ") .—Queen Catherine, Rose, 
and other poems. Dublin, 1886, 16mo. 

" ALBERT."— Poems, Original and Tbanslated. Belfast, 1814, 8vo. 

ALCOCK, MART. — ^The Air-Balloon, a poem, London, 1784, 4to; Poems, 
London, 1789, 8vo. Another edition, London, 1799, 8vo. 

A sister of Richard Cumberland, and may have been born in Ireland. 
She died on May 28, 1798, aged 56. 

ALEXANDER, CECILIA FRANCES.— Verses for Holt Seasons, 1846, 
Svo; Moral Songs, etc., 1849, 12mo ; Narrative Hymns fob Village 
Schools, 1854, 4to ; Poems on Subjects in the Old Testament, 1854, Svo ; 
Hymns, Descriptive and Devotional, 1858, 32mo; The Legend oe the 
Golden Prayers, and other poems, 18S9, Svo; Hymns for Little 
Children, 1862, 24mo; Poems of the late Mrs. Alexander, with intro- 
duction by her husband. London, 1S96, Svo. 

Second daughter of Major John Humphreys, and born in Dublin in 
1818, according to some writers, but Brownlie's " Hymns and Hymn- 
Writers" says she was born at Miltown House, Co. Tyrone, in 1823^. 
Married Dr. W. Alexander, the late Archbishop of Affmagh, October 
15, 1850. A distinguished writer ot hymns, such as " There is a green 
hill far away." In 1848, her " Baron's Little Daughter," and other 
tales, in prose and verse, were edited by W. Gresley, the second edition 
bearing no date on it. Her well-known "Burial of Moses" appeared 
first in Duilin UniversHy Mapazine for 1856, anonymously. She died in 
Derry on Saturday, October 12, 1895, aged 77. 

ALEXANDER, REY. HENRY.— A Morning Walk on the Verge of the City, 
a poem. Dublin, 1799, 4to. 
Sch. T.C.D., 1781; B.A., 1783. 

ALEXANDER, HUGH.— Songs in Solitude. Dublin, 1808, Svo. 

ALEXANDER, JAMES.— Of New Ross, Co. Wexford, and also of Kingswood. 
Besides a book on " English Language " (published at Cork), he published 
verse in Walker's Hibernian Maijazine for 1797, etc. Apparently a 
schoolmaster. Published in Cork in 1814 " An Amusing Summer Com- 
panion to Glanmire, near Cork." 

ALEXANDER, SAMUEL. — The Pleasures of Religion, tO| which are added 
other religious poems on various subjects. Dublin, 1824, Svo. 

ALEXANDER, ROBERT JOCELYN.— The Last of the Red Indians, Newde- 
gate prize poem. Oxford, 1874. Also a prize essay in 1877. 

Eldest son of the Right Rev. W. and Mrs. O. F. Alexander. Now an 
inspector of schools. Matriculated at Oxford, December 1, 1870, aged 18 
years, and graduated B.A. in 1874. Gained the Newdegate prize for 
poetry in 1873 and 1877. 

ALEXANDER, RT. REY. WILLIAM (Archbishop of Armagh).— An Installa- 
tion Ode, 1853 ; The Death of Jacob, and a few other poems, O'xfoi'd, 
1858, Svo; Specimens, Poetical and Critical, privately printed, London, 
1867, Svo ; Lyrics of Life and Light (by W. A. and others), 1878, Svo ; 
and St. Augustine's Holiday, and other poems, London, 1886, Svo. The 
Finding op the Book, and other poems. London, 1900, Svo. Many other 

Born at Derry, April 13, 1824. Educated at Tunbridge and at Oxford. 
Matriculated November 19, 1841; B.A., 1845; M.A., 1856. Made a D.D. 
and a D.C.L. by the University. Appointed Bishop of Derry in 1867y 
Archbishop of Armagh in 1896, and died in September, 1911. (See Mrs. 
O. F. Alexander, above.) 


ALLEN, MRS.— Pastoeals, Elegies, Odes, etc. Abingdon, Maryland, 
U.S.A., 1806, 12mo. 

An Irish lady who dedicated her poems to Thomas Jefferson. 

ALLEN, EPHRAIM.— Poetical Meditations. Portadown, 1855. 

ALLEN, JOHN.— Three poems by him in Concanen's collection of '|^MiM;el- 

laneous Poems," original and translated, by several hands, 1724, 8vo. 

He was probably the B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, 1712; M.A., Irlb. 

ALLEN, JOSEPH ANTISELL.— The True and Romantic Story of Col. and 
Mrs. Hutchinson, a drama in verse. London, 1883, 8vo. 

Is probably identical with the J. A. Allen who published "The 
Lambda — ^Nu Tercentenary Poem on Shakespeare." Stratford-on-Avon, 
1864, 8vo. Was born at Arbor Hill, Co. Tipperary, February 27, 1814, 
and passed through T.C.D. He went to Canada in early life, and pub- 
lished there several works. Died Oct., 1900. His son was Grant Allen, 
the novelist and scientist, who died Oct., 1899. See Morgan's " Canadian 
Men and Women of the Time." 

ALLEN, SAMUEL. — An occasional contributor of verse to Dublin Kottabos. 
A. T.C.D. man, B.A. and LL.B., 1869. There are nine pieces by him in 
" Dublin Translations," 1899. 

ALLEY, REV. GEORGE. — The Siege of Derry, a poem to which is prefixed 
The Poet, an epistle addressed to the Right Rev. William Bennet, D.D., 
Lord Bishop of Cork and Ross. Dublin, 1792, 8vo. 

ALLEY, SIR GEORGE, M.D.— About fourteen songs by him in " Harmonica," 
a collection of songs published at Cork in 1818. Wrote others, some being 
set to music. Was probably the Sir George A. Alley who produced several 
medical works. There was a George Alley who graduated B.A. in T.C.D. 
in 1790, who may have been the clergyman previously noticed. There 
was also a Dr. George Alley who died of fever at Fermoy in 1811, and 
presumably a relative. 

ALLEY, REY. JEROME, M.R.I.A.— The Judge, a poem in three cantos. 
London, 1803, 16mo. Occasioned by the death of Lord Clare. The 
Widowed Queen; or, Elizabeth, Dowager of Edward IV.. a poem. 
1778, 4to. 

Born in Ireland in 1760, and died in 1827. Was B.A., T.C.D., 1781; 
LL.B., 1784. Was for a time Rector of Drumcar, in the diocese of 
Armagh. He published in Dublin, in 1781, an "Historical Essay on the 
Lives of Augustus Csesar " (247 pp.). He was Curate of Drogheda, and 
Rector of Beaulieu, when, in December, 1783, he married Lady Waller, 
widow of Sir Robert Waller. Bart. 

ALLEY, PETER.— Public Spirit, a poem. Dublin, 1793. The Te.\es of 
THE Muses. London, 1794, 4to. 

The first poem is largely quoted in Sentimental and Masonic Magazine, 
Dublin, October and November, 1793. The other poem appeared in the 
same magazine for September, 1794, having previously been published 
in book form. Its full title is, " The Tears of the Muses, a poem sacred 
to the memory of Sarah, Countess of Westmoreland, addressed to and 
particularly intended for the future consideration of Lord Burghersh." 
B.A., T.OJ)., 1793; M.A. same year. The Peter Alley, barrister, who 
defended Bellingham, the murderer of Spencer Perceval in 1312, was 
probably the poet here noticed. See Serjeant Ballantine's " Reminis- 
cences " for references to him. He died in or about 1841, at an 
advanced age. 


ALLINGHAM, EDWABD, M.B.— New and Original Poems. London, 
1890, 8vo. 

A brother of William AUingham, the poet, and practised some time ago 
in Belfast. Was B.A., T.C.D., 1862; M.B., 1874. 

ALLINGHAM, JOHN TILL.— The Weathercock, musical farce, 1806, 8vo; 
Transformation, do., not printed, performed at Drury Lane in 1810; 
Who Wins, do., 1818, not printed, and various songs. 

Was the son of an Irish wine merchant in London, and said to have 
been born in Ireland (" Thespian Dictionary ")• He had a sister on the 
stage, and became an actor himself, but retired after marriage. He died 
young, the result, it is believed, of intemperance. He was intended for 
the law, but did not follow it. 

ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM.— Poems, London, 1850, 12mo ; Day and Night 
Songs, London, 1854, 8vo; Peace and War, an ode, reprinted from the 
Daily News, London, 1864, 8vo ; The Music Master, a love story, and 
two series of Day and Night Songs, with designs by D. G. Bossetti, 
Millais, and A. Hughes, London, 1865, 8vo ; Laurence Bloomfield in 
Ireland, a modern poem, London and Cambridge, 1864, 8vo ; new and 
cheaper edition, London, 1869, 8vo; Fifty Modern Poems, London,. 1865, 
8vo; In Fairyland, illustrations by Richard Doyle, text by AUingham, 
London, 1869 (70) f ol. ; Songs, Ballads, and Stories, etc., London, 1877; 
AsHBY Manor, a play in two acts (verse and prose), London. 1883, 8vo; 
Evil May Day, etc. (poems), London and Manchester, 1883, 8vo ; The 
Fairies, a Child's Song, illustrated, London, 1883, oblong 8vo; Irish 
Songs and Poems, London, 1887, 8vo ; Rhymes for the Young Folk, 
illustrated by Mrs. AUingham and Kate Greenaway, London, 1887, 4to ; 
Flower Pieces, and other Poems, with designs by D. G. Rossetti, 
London and Guildford, 1888, 8vo ; Life and Phantasy, with frontispiece 
by Millais, London. 1889, 8vo; Thought and Word (poems), and Ashby 
Manor, London, 1890, 8vo ; Blackberries, etc. Sixteen Poems by 
William Allingham, selected by W. B. Yeats, Dun Emer Press, Co. 
Dublin, 1905, 8vo. 

Also edited several volumes of poetry, and published an account of a 
tour through England under the pseudonym of "Patricius Walker." 
Born in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, March 19, 1824 ; died on November 
18, 1889, in Hampstead, and icremated at Woking, voutside London. 
Educated chiefly at Ballyshannon. Entered the Customs while a young 
man, and remained in it for some years. In 1864 he received a pension 
from the Civil List for literary services, and in 1874 married Miss Helen 
Patterson, a well-known artist. In the same year he became editor 
of Fraser's Magazine, succeeding Mr. J. A. Froude, under whom he had 
been sub-editor for a time. A large number of his poems appeared in 
the Athencewm. He is one of the best of the Irish poets. He belonged 
to the pre-Raphaelite group, and was an intimate friend of DIante 
Rossetti, whose letters to him have been recently published in book form. 

ALLOWAY, ROBERT MORELLET. — The Rose of Rostrevob, a poem. 
London, 1866, 8vo (over pseudonym of " Robert Montgomerie "). 

Eldest son of W. J. AUoway and Margaret Johnson, of Queen's County 
(daughter of Hon. Robert Johnson, of Dublin), and born in 1807. He was 
called to the Irish Bar in 1830, and married in 1832 Marion Lewis of 
Dublin. He graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1824; M.A., 1832. Under his own 
name he published a couple of works on the industrial resources of Ireland. 
He yras a magistrate of Queen's County. 


ANCELL, SAMUEL. — ^Wrote verse of a masonic character to Sentimental 
and Masonic Magazine, Dublin, 1792-95, and published a couple of works, 
one of them treating of the siege of Gibraltar. He also composed a good 
deal of military music, and died October 19, 1802. Some of his songs, 
with his own music, appeared in a periodical. The Monthly Military 
Companion, which he edited. 

ANDERSON, PARIS. — Author of one or two volumes of verse, and well known 
.an an antiquary in Kilkenny. His poems are referred to in Hogan's 
■'History of Kilkenny." I have never seen any of them. 

ANDERSON, ROBERT. — A Plat-ground toe the Working Classes, and a 
Time to Plat, verse, addressed to H.M. the Queen Victoria. Carlow, 
1846, 8vo. 

Author of "The Premier," noticed on title page of above brochure. 

ANDERSON, W. THEODORE. — A Belfast poet, six of whose pieces are in 
■' Sung by Six," a collection of pieces brought out by six young Belfast 
poets. Belfast, 1896, 8vo. 

ANDERSON, WILLIAM. — Author of numerous poems in Belfast and other 
northern papers, over signature of " I. V. Green." Born at Lurgan, 
Co. Armagh, was in America for some years, and was on the staflt 
of Chicago Journal of Agriculture. He wrote verse for American and 
Canadian press while in the United States. Is an accountant in Belfast 
at present time. 

ANDERSON, WILLIAM.— A Collection op Mokal, Instkuctive, and 
Descriptive Poems, also a few Songs, by W. A., English teacher. Saint- 
field, Co. Down (with portrait). Belfast, printed for the author, 1830, 8ro. 

" ANDREW."— The Grange Melodist. Dublin, 1856. 

ANDREWS, REY. SAMUEL.— Hymn writer, three of whose pieces are i^ 
McIIwaine's "Lyra Hibernica Sacra." Presbyterian minister of Porta- 
down for some years, but left that place for Westport, Co. Mayo, about 
1886, and went thence to America. He contributed to Presbyterian 
Churchman, Witness, etc., and wrote a book called " Our Great Writers." 
He died at Fariboult, Minn., on January 29, 1901. 

ANGLEY, REY. JOHN GODFREY.— Wellington, an historical poem, 
Dublin, 1859. 

B.A., T.C.D., 1841; M.A., 1846. Wrote various other works, and 
died 1870. 

ANKETELL, REY. JOHN. — Poems on several Subjects, to which are added 
the epistle of Yariko to Inkle, and the English and Latin songs of Chevy 
Chase, Dublin, 1793, 8vo. Another edition, Boston, U.S.A., 1795, 12mo. 
Versification oe the Book op Job, and Christ's Sermon on the Mount, 
Dublin, 1799. Bssats in Prose and Verse, Belfast, 1806, 8vo. 

Born about 1750; B.A., T.C.D., 1773. Was first educated at Armagh 
Free School. From November 1, 1773, he was a curate in Armagh 
diocese until he took charge of the parish of Donaghendry, Co. Tyrone. 
Born in the latter county or in Monaghan. Nearly all the Anketells 
among the subscribers to his volume belonged to the Truaghs, Co. 
Monaghan, and as he refers to the place several times in his poems, he 
may have oome from there. Contributed to the Dublin Chronicle, which 
ceased in 1771, and wrote for Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1783, etc., 
and was then of Armagh. The preface to his volume is terribly long, 
and full of personal complaints at lack of subscriptions, although his list 


is a very respectable one. Is most interesting as a poet when he deals with 
local and national customs, as in his " Stramore Patron." 

ANKETELL, REY. JOHN. — Gospeh and Epistle Htmns fob ihb Christian 
Yeab, New York, 1889. 

Presumably of Irish origin. Born at New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., 
March 8, 1835. Became professor of Hebrew and Greek Exegesis at 
Seabury Divinity School, and has translated numerous hymns from the 
Latin, Greek, French, German, Danish, Italian, Hebrew, Spanish and 
Syriac, which were published in the New York Church Beview, and other 
journals, from 1876 onwards. 

ANNESLEY, GEORGE (Lord Valentia, afterwards Earl of Mountmorris).— 
Is said to have written an exceedingly fine tragedy, which was never 
printed, and probably still exists in manuscript. Published some travels. 
Born in 1769 ; died in 1844. See, for reference to his play, Dublin Univer- 
sity Magazine articles oni Irish dramatists, in the year 1856. 

ANSTER, JOHN MARTIN, LL.D.— Ode to Fancy, and other Poems, 
Dublin, 1816, 12mo. Poems, with some translations from the 
German, Edinburgh, 1819, 12mo. Faushjs ; The Bbidb or Corinth ; 
The First Walpdegis Night, translated by J. A., 1835, 8vo. Xbniola, 
poems, including translations from Schiller and De Ita Motte Fouque, 
Dublin, 1837, 8vo. The Second Part oe Faust, translated, 1864, 8vo. 
Lines .on the Death oe the Princess Charlotte oe Wales, to which 
was adjudged the prize proposed by the Provost and Senior Fellows of 
Trinity College, Dublin, 1818, 8vo. Other works. 

Was the son of John Anster, of Charleville, Co. Cork, and Miss 
Hesserman, of Lishennel, Co. Limerick, and was born at Charleville, 
in 1793. Entered T.C.D. in 1810, and graduated B.A. 1816; LL.B. and 
LL.D., 18215. Became a Protestant while at T.C.D. Was called to the 
Irish Bar in 1824, wrote a good deal of prose and verse for Dublin Univer- 
sity Magazine, and many articles for North British Beview. His full name 
was John Martin Anster, according to Amulet for 1828, which so describes 
him. Poems by him in that annual for 1826 and 1828. See Dublin Univer- 
sity Magazine, November, 1839, for sketch and portrait. In 1841 he 
received a Civil List pension. Died in Dublin on June 9, 1867, aged 73. 

ARBUCKLE, JAMES. — Snuff; a poem, Glasgow, 1717, 8vo, Edinburgh, 1719, 
8vo. GLOTTA,.a poem, Glasgow, 1721, 8vo. 

Edited "Letters and Essays," contributed to Dublin Weekly Journal 
over signature of " Hibernicus," London, 1729, 8vo, 2 volumes. " Momus 
Mistaken," a fable, etc. (referring to Dean Swift), Dublin, 1735, folio 
sheet. [Two satires against him were entitled " Wit upon Crutches," 
etc., Dublin, 1725, folio sheet; and " The Last Speech and Dying Words 
of D(ea)n J. A(r)b(uc)kle," author of the Weekly Journal, Dublin {?), 
1730 (?), folio sheet.] The name of Arbuckle must have been 
common in Ireland. Among the subscribers to John Winstanley's 
poems {C[-v.) there were a Jamefe Arbuckle, M.D., and a Mr. 
James Arbuckle. There was a James Arbuckle of Donaghadee 
also, who in 1798 married Lady Sophie Jocelyn, daughter of the late Earl 
of Roden, and was a subscriber from Donaghadee to Hugh Tynan's poems 
and other volumes of poetry issued by Irish authors. Chalmers, in his 
" Biographical Dictionary," very coolly states that the poet was born in 
Glasgow. He was educated at the University there, graduating M.D. in 
1724, and while in the town wrote " Glotta," his poem on the Clyde ; but 
he was born in Ireland, and every page of his writings proves 
him an Irishman. He practically tells us, in the poem just 


mentioned, that the Lagan (Co. Antrim) was his natal stream. 
The MS. note prefixed to the British Museum copy of " Glotta " 
expressly says he was born in Ireland, and died in 1734, aged 
34. This, however, must be a mistake, as he was living after that 
date. Probably 1746 is the correct date, as his funeral sermon was 
preached in Dublin on January 4, 1747. He projected a translation of 
Virgil, but did not live to finish it. He addressed lines to Allan Ramsay, 
and the latter repaid him in verses. After finishing his university studies, 
he became a schoolmaster in the North of Ireland. One Arbuckle wrote 
the epilogue to Clancy's " Sharper," 1750. There is a satire on the poet 
in Smedley's " GuUiveriana," which refers to his editorship of Dublin 
Journal. Dr. Thos. Campbell, in his " Philosophical Survey of the South 
of Ireland," calls him an Irishman, and dubs him '* Doctor." He wrote 
some notable philosophical essays. See " Mind," vol. viii., 1899, and W. 
R. Scott's " Life of Frances Hutoheson." 

ARCHBOLD, THOMAS E. — Lays of the Kildaee Minstrel ; or. The Bajnqttbt 
OF Fancy. Dublin, 1835, Svo. 

ARCHDEACON, MATTHEW. — Wrote fugitive verse, and published 
anonymously "Legends of Connaught," tales, etc., Dublin, 1829; and 
" Connaught, in 1798," 1830. Also " The Priest Hunter," an Irish tale of 
the penal times. Published also " Everard," an Irish tale of the nineteenth 
century, Dublin, two vols., 1885. There are poems scattered through his 
various stories. Born at Castlebar, Mayo, about 1800, and taught an 
academy in his native town. Bouse's " Modern English Biography " 
says he died at Castlebar on September 7, 1853, but 1862 has been given 
as the date. 

ARCHDEACON, MATTHEW.— Born in Kanturk, Co. Cork, on May 7, 1843, 
and was educated at Banteer National School, of which he is now the 
master. He was appointed a monitor in 18-58, teacher of Clonmeeu School 
in 1864, and remained there ten years. In 1874, he was appointed prin- 
cipal of Banteer School. He has written much verse, some of it very 
creditable, for Young Ireland, Cork Examiner, Irish EducationaJ Almanac, 
The Fermoy Monthly Illustrated Journal, Shamrock, Dublin Weekb/ Seios, 
and Pen and Pencil (Glasgow). 

ARCHER, HENRY PLAYSTED.— Ekmbt, the Irish Patriot, and other 
poems. Canterbury, 1832, 13mo. 
Preface signed J. W. 

ARCHER, WILLIAM. — The Marching of the Lodges^ a poem. Orange 
Melodies, Dublin, 1869, Svo. 

Was assistant secretary of an Orange Lodge, and was born in Dublin, 
his father being a solicitor. He died in 1874, and was buried in St. 
Kevin's Church, where there is a memorial tablet to him. There is 
another in Mount Jerome Mortuary Chapel, both being placed there by 
the Orange Institution. There are seven poems by him in Wm. John- 
ston's " Boyne Book of Poetry and Song," Downpatriok, 1859. 

ARMSTRONG, A. W.— The Poetical Works of A. W. A. (O'Neil's Farewell, 
a poem), two parts. North Shields, 1816, 12mo. 

ARMSTRONG, EDMUND JOHN.— Poems by the late E. J. A., with preface 
by G. A. C(hadwick), London, 1865, 8vo. The Poetical Works op E. J. 
A., edited by his brother, G. F. Armstrong, London, 1877, Svo. Essays 
AND Sketches, edited by same, London, 1877, Svo. Life and Letters or 
E. J. A., also edited by his brother, London, 1877, Svo. 


Born in Dublin, on July 23, 1841 ; died at Kingstown, on February 24, 
1865, and was buried at Monkstown, Co. Dublin. Entered Trinity College 
in 1859, and distinguished himself there, but did not graduate. His short 
career was full of the most brilliant promise. (See G. F. Savage- 

ARMSTRONG, FLORENCE.— The King in His Beauty, and other hymns, 
illustrated. London, 1875, 16mo. 

This lady, who has also published some Action, is the daughter of 
William Armstrong, M.D., of CoUooney, Co. Sligo, and was born on 
March 18, 1843. 

ARMSTRONG, G. F.— See Savage-Armstrong (G. F.). 

ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM. — The Wreath, a collection of miscellaneous poems, 
select and original. Limerick, 1834, 8vo. 

1878, 8vo. 

Of LismorCj Co. Waterford. 

ARWAKER, REV. EDMUND. — An Elegy on Her Grace Elizabeth, Duchess 
OF Okmond, who died July the 21st, 1684, London, 1684, fol. ; PiA 
Desideria, verse, 1686; FoNS Pekennis, a poem on the invention of 
making sea-water fresh, London, 1686, 4to ; Truth in FioTioN, or 
Morality in Masquerade, a collection of two hundred and twenty-five 
select fables from iEsop and others, done into English verse, London, 

An alumnus of Kilkenny College, who was chaplain to the Duke of 
Ormond, and Archdeacon of Armagh. 

ARWAKER, REY. EDMUND (Jun.).— An Embassy from Heav'n; or, The 
Ghost of Queen Mary, a poem, London, 1704, 4to. 

ASHE, ISAAC. — The Plagellator, a poem, Bath, 1815. 

This poem was written in answer to a book by the Rev. E. Mangin (q.v.). 
Ashe was an actor. 

ASHE, ISAAC, M.D.— Eldest son of Rev. Isaac Ashe and Jane Ellis.— Pub- 
lished a volume of poems in London in the early part of 1891, having as 
subject of his longest piece the Rocky Mountains, but I cannot discover 
its exact title. He graduated B.A., T.C.D., I860-, M.B., 1862; 
M. Chir., 1862. Two religious pieces by him in " Lyra Hibernica 
Sacra," edited by Rev. W. Mcllwaine. He was medical superintendent 
of the Central Asylum at Dundrum, Co. Dublin, and died there suddenly 
on November 19, 1891, aged ,57. Possibly he was the doctor of the same 
name who published some medical books a good many years ago. 

ASHE, REV. ISAAC. — Songs op Zion, a selection of hymns for public wor- 
ship. Third edition, Dublin, 1864, 32mo. 
Author of various sermons, etc. 

ASHE, REY. NICHOLAS.— Panthea ; or, The Susan Captive, a tragedy in 
five acts and in verse. Dublin, 1800, 12mo. 
Also a sermon. 

ASHE, REY. THOMAS.— Poems, London, 1859, 8vo; Dryopb, and other 
poems, London, 1861, 8vo; Pictures, and other poems, London, 1865, 
8vo ; The Sorrows of Hypsipyle, a poem, London, 1867, 8vo ; Edith ; 
or. Love and Life in Cheshire, a poem, London, 1873 ; 8vo ; Songs Now 


AND Then, London, 1876, 12mo; Poems, complete edition, London, 1886, 
8vo; Songs of a Year, London, 1888, 8vo; and edited several of Cole- 
ridge's separate works — reprints. 

An excellent poet, included in several English anthologies. Was the son 
of the Rev. John Ashe, vicar of St. Paul's, Crewe, and was born at South- 
port in 1836. He graduated at Cambridge. It is pretty certain that he 
was Irish in some way. He diedl in December, 1889. 

ASHTON (or ASTON), ROBERT.— The Battle of Aughrim; or. The Pall of 
M. St. Ruth, a tragedy in five acts and in verse, Dublin, 1756, 12mo. 
Other editions and reprints in Dublin in 1771, 1777, 1780, 1784, 1814, 1839, 
1841. An edition of Strabane, 1786, and one of Limerick, 1819. He 
also wrote a comedy, not printed — Love is the Conqueror. 

Could this writer be a connection of the Robert Aston who follows? Tlie 
Rev. John Graham, in his edition of "The Battle of Aughrim," 1841, 
calls him William Ashton, and says he was eighteen years of age, and a 
student at T.O.D., when he wrote it. 

ASTON, ANTHONY. — The Boy Shepherdess, a pastoral, as it was acted at 
the Theatre Royal, DuMin. Dublin, 1709, 4to. 
Dedicated to the nobility and gentry of Ireland. 

ASTON, MILES. — ^An Heeoick Poem on the Weaving Trade, setting forth 
its antiquity and use, Dublin, 4to; An Heroick Poem on the Powerful 
and Commanding Art of Brewing, etc., Dublin, 1728, folio sheet. 

ASTON, ROBERT.— A Congratulatory Poem to Dean Swift, Dublin, 172.5, 
folio sheet; A Poem in Honour of the Royal Society of Journeymen 
Shoemakers, who are to Dine at the Bull's Head, October 25, 1726, 
by a member of the Society, Dublin, 1726, folio sheet; A Poem on the 
Birth-day of Her late Majesty, Queen Anne, Dublin, 1726, folio sheet. 
This Aston, or Ashton, was, it has been stated, the author of " The 
Battle of Aughrim." 

ATKINS, JOHN. — The Pilgrim of Erin, and other poems (anonymous). 
London, 1832, 12mo. 

Born in Cork, and studied at T.C.D. May have been the John R. 
Atkins who graduated B.A. in 1831. Was almost certainly the John Atkins 
who was uncle of Thomas Davis. Practised as a barrister. Among the 
chief mourners at the funeral of Davis was a " Mr. John Atkins." 

ATKINSON, JOSEPH.— Mutual Deception, a comedy, 1785, 8vo; A M.4.TCH 
FOR A Widow, a comic opera, 1788, 8vo; CongratuIiAtory Ode to Gen. 
Sir Wm. Howe, on his return from America, 1778, 8vo; Killarney, a 
poem, Dublin, 1798, 4to; Love in a Blaze, a comic opera, Dublin, 1800, 
12mo ; A Poetic Excursion, Dublin, 1818, 8vo' (a description of Wicklow 
in verse, 58 pp.). 

Born in Dublin in 1743. Became a captain in the army, and afterwards 
lived at Melfield, Co. Dublin. Wrote a poem entitled " Mount Merrion," 
addressed primarily to Lord Fitzwilliam, and afterwards dedicated to the 
Earl of Pembroke. Was an intimate friend of Thomas Moore. Died 
in England in October, 1818, and is buried at Cheadle Churchyard, 
Staffordshire, where there is a monument to his memory, with a poem 
by Moore inscribed on it. A marble slab to him in Monkstown 
Church, Co. Dublin. Wrote fugitive verse, but the poem generallv 
attributed to him. which refers to the birth of Moore's thircL 
daughter, was more likely the production of E. S. Barrett, to whom it is 


given in Harmonica, Cork, 1818. Wrote prologue to Miss Owenson's 
(afterwards Lady Morgan) comic opera, The First Attempt, which was 
produced on March 5, 1807, set to music by T. S. Carter. For this and 
other verse of Atkinson's, see Titzpatrick's " Lady Morgan." In " Private 
Theatre of Kilkenny," published in that town in 1826, there is another 
prologue of his. See Dublin Inquisitor, 1821, for meagre sketch of his life. 
On page 24, vol. ii., of Moore's " Diary and Correspondence," his death 
is wrongly referred to 1814. 

ATKINSON, THOMAS.— HiBBBNiAN Eclogues, to which are added Miscel- 
laneous Poems, Dublin, 1791, 12mo; A Poetical Epistle ebom Mabib 
Antoinette, etc., etc., 1791. 

An Englishman, born at Bishop's Auckland on March 28, 1770. The 
first volume named above was dedicated to Lord Charlemont. 

ATTERIDGE, HELEN. — Madonna, a poem, London; Buttebfly Ballads, 
etc., London, 1897. 

An Irish lady who has contributed largely to Catholic periodicals. There 
are three sonnets by her in Orby Shipley's " Carmina Mariana." 

AUCKINLECK, SYDNEY E. — Fob the Honoub of the Queen, and other 
poems, Dublin, 1900, 8vo. 

By a young Dublin lady, said to be only fifteen years of age. 

AUSTIN, THOMAS (?).— The Wounded Soldibb's Dbeam, The Ibish 
Emigeant, Pbince Charlie, and other poems. London and Bristol, 1846, 

A geological writer, and a Fellow of the Geological Society. 

AYELING, EDWARD BIBBINS, D,So.— Of London and Cambridge ITniver- 
sities. Born at Stoke Newington, in 1851, of Irish parentage. Wrote a 
large number of scientific and irreligious books, also works on labour 
questions, and An American Journey, New York, 1888, wherein he twice 
calls himself an Irishman. It contains a poem, " The Legend of the 
Lemmings." He wrote various plays under the name of ''' Alec Nelson," 
and did much journalistic work. A few years ago he edited Progress, a 
Freethought monthly magazine in London, and to it contributed various 
poems. Same of his verse appeared over the pseudonym of " Kenneth 
May." He married some years ago Eleanor Marx, daughter of the cele- 
brated German Socialist, Karl Marx. She committed suicide shortly 
before Dr. Aveling's death, which occurred in August, 1898. 

AYLWARD, REY. JAMES A. DOMINIC— A Dominican prior of Wood- 
chester for forty years. He was of Irish parentage, and was born in 
Leeds, April 4, 1813. He wrote largely for Catholic Weekly Instructor. 
In Orby Shipley's " Annus Sanctus — Hymns of the Church for the ecclesi- 
astical year," 1884, and other collections of Catholic verse by the same, 
there are a large number of his hymns, some from unpublished MSS., 
others being reprints. He died October 5, 1872. 

AYRES, JAMES. — Sancho at Court ; or. The Mock Govebnob, an opera 
comedy, London, 1742; The Kiss Accepted and Reiubned, operetta, 
1744, not printed. 

Thomas Hailes Lacy suggested that Ayres might be James Eyre 
Weekes (q.v.). 


B.,— The Lbobnd of Cathleen and Kevin, a poem, by " B., Esq., B.L." 
Dublin, 1812, 8vo. 

B.,— Pahody on Bbuce's Address at Bannookbtikn, and other satirical 
verses. Dublin, 1830 (?). 

B., H. M.— The Mad Minstrel ; or. The Irish Minstrel, and other poems, 
1812, 12mo. 

May have been Hannah Maria Bourke (q.v.). 

B., J.— Lara, an historical tale in verse, two parts. Dublin, 1829, Svo. 

B., J. — There are poems by a writer with these initials in Concanen's collec- 
tion of poems, 1723, and also in his " Flower Piece," 1730. 

B., J. B. — The Sovereigns oe England from the Norman Conquest, in rhyme. 
Dublin and London, 1876, Svo. 
This was the late Sir John Bernard Burke, Ulster King-at-Arms. 

B., J. G. — Peri Nuzzade, a poem in three cantos. Dublin, 1829, Svo. 

B., J. T.— A number of translations of Greek songs by this writer in earlier 
volumes of Dublin University Magazine. (See next entry.) A volume 
entitled " Miscellaneous Poems " was published by a writer with above 
initials in London, 1852, Svo. 

B., J. T. — Brian Boru, a tragedy in five acts, and in verse. London, 1879, 

It was generally believed that the late Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Right 
Hon. J. T. Ball, was the author of this play, but this is a mistake. It 
was written by Joshua T. Bottle, a Norfolk man, who did not give his 
name on account of its oddity. Ball was, however, possibly the author 
of the poems in Dublin University Magazine, above mentioned. 

B., R. (P.T.C.D., M.B.I. A.). — The Academical Sportsman; or, Seven Wise 
Men of Gotham, burletta in three acts. Dublin, 1796 (?). (See Rev. 
Gerald Fitzgerald.) 

The author may have been the Rev. Robert Burrowes {q.v.) 

BABINGTON, BENJAMIN GUY, M.D.— Passing Thoughts (poems), anony- 
mously. London (?), 1854. 

A distinguished physician and Oriental scholar, and son of the eminent 
mineralogist, Dr. Wm. Babington. Born in London, of Antrim parentage, 
in 1794. Died on April 8, 1866. 

BAGOT, REY. DANIEL, D.D.— A Collection or Hymns, Edinburgh, 1836, 
12mo; Original Hymns, Dublin, 1858; Horase's Art on Poetry; trans- 
lated into English verse, and other translations, 1863, Svo ; 3rd edition, 
1880; Hymns, Edinburgh, 1886, Svo; and many other religious works. 

Sometime Dean of Dromore, B.A., T.C.D., 1827; M.A., 1832; B.D., 
1834; D.D., 1864. Born in Dublin, 1805. Was chaplain to several 
Viceroys of Ireland. In 1875 he went to reside in England, and died 
there, June 9, 1891. 

BAINE, W. B.— See under Bayne. 


BAKER, WILLIAM HOSIER. — Pbnsiero; or, Seeing the Wokld, a poem. 
Dublin, 1879, 8vo. 

An Englishman — manager for some years of the Capel Street (Dublin) 
branch of the Provincial Bank of Ireland. Died June, 1911. 

BALFOUR, MARY. — ^Hope, a poetical essay, with various other poems, 
Belfast, 1810, 8vo; Kathleen O'Neil, a grand national melodrama in 
three acts, as performed at the Belfast Theatre, 1814, 8vo. The latter 

She was the daughter of a Derry clergyman who had been presented to 
his living by the Earl of Bristol. Probably born in Derry, January 24, 
1775 (?). On the death of her parents, she, with her younger sisters, 
removed to Newtown Limavady, where they kept a school, and it was 
while there that she published her 1810 volume. Before 1813 she had 
removed to Belfast, where she opened another school, on the site of the 
present Bank Buildings, at the juncture of Castle Place and Castle Street. 
It was also successful apparently, for it was closed after a few years. 
She died unmarried about 1820. For poem addressed to her, see poems of 
John Murphy (of Belfast). Induced by Moore's success to write words to- 
old Irish airs, many of which were published by Bunting and other 

BALL, REY. JOHN. — Odes, Elegies, Ballads, etc. Dublin, 1772, 8vo ; 
Poems and Ballads, 1775 {vide Dr. Madden's Library Catalogue). 

Chaplain to the Countess Dowager of Barrymore. Contributor to 
Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1804, etc. A patriotic poet, whose natal 
river would seem to have been the Slaney. Mentions Philip Doyne, the 
translator of Tasso, in poem on that river, as also in his " Tears of the 
British Muses," and his preface. He was the eldest son of the Rev. 
Thomas Ball (a Tyrone man, born in 1718, died 1787, and an eminent 
schoolmaster), whom he succeeded at St. Michael Le Pole School, Dublin. 
His father was Grattan's first teacher. John Ball became a scholar of T.C.D., 
1762; B.A., 1764; M.A., 1768. Was married to Miss Elizabeth Budds, of 
Donard, on November 1, 1777, and died in 1812. His volume of poems, 
he says, was part of a larger collection in MS. called " Faded Flowers." 
The Hev. W. TV. Ball's work on the Bali family speaks of him as author 
of a collection of poems called " Fading Leaves." He published in 
Dublin, in 1775, an anonymous prose work called " A Brother's Advice to 
his Sisters." He was buried near his father in St. Michael Le Pole Church- 

BALL, THOMAS FREDERICK.— Poems. London, 1865, 8to. 
Internal evidence would seem to prove him Irish. 

BALL, WILLIAM, LL.D. — An eminent barrister. "VVas the third son of Rev. 
Thomas Ball, a brother of Rev. John Ball. The family was of Fermanagh 
origin. This writer died on July 18, 1824, aged 73, and was buried at 
Taney, Dundrum, Co. Dublin. A good many of his poems in Joshua 
Edkins' collection of verse (Dublin, 1789-90, two volumes), one of them 
being a translation of Gresset's " Ver-Vert." One of the poems is 
addressed from the Temple, London. He was Sch., 1767, and B.A., 1769, 
of Trinity College, Dublin. His poems in Edkins' collection were signed 
only " W. B." A large number of his poems were in Dr. Madden's posses- 
sion, and were sold with his library — they were chiefly in MS., and written 
between the years 1767-1820. 

BALLARD, JOHN. — ^Honotjb, a poem inscribed to Swift. Dublin, 1739. 


BALLARD, REV. JOHN WOODS.— Son of Rev. Thomas Ballard, and born 
at Donaghadee, 1831. Is a Methodist minister. Two of his poems are in 
W. J. Paul's " Modern Irish Poets." 

BANCROFT, CHARITIE LEES.— Wiihix the Veil, verse, 1867. 

Better known, perhaps, as Oharitie Lees Smith. A hymn-writer, repre- 
sented in " Lj'ra Hibernica Sacra" and Roger's "Lyra Britannica." 
Daughter of Rev. Sydney Smith, D.D., Rector of Aghalurcher, Co. Fer- 
managh, and born art Bloomfield, Merrion, Co. Dublin, on June 21, 1841. 
Wrote various pieces for religious periodicals. 

BANIM, JOHN. — Damon and Pythias, a tragedy in verse, London, 1821, 8vo, 
revised by R. L. Shell. The Celt's Pabadise, a poem in four duans, 
London, 1821, 12mo. Chavnt of the Cholera, Songs for Ireland, by the 
authors of " The O'Hara Family " (that is, John Banim only). London, 
1831, 8vo. 

Born at Kilkenny on April 3, 1798; died August 1, 1842. Well known 
as author of various Irish novels in conjunction with his brother, MichaeL 
Contributed verse to Athena-um of 1832 and 1833, and to Amulet for 1830 
and 1835. Some of his poems are full of strength, others of tenderness. 
His "Soggarth Aroon " and other lyrics are famous. 

BARBER, MARY. — Poems on Several Occasions. London, 1734, 4to; 
another edition, London, 1735, 8vo. 

Contributed to " Poems by Eminent Ladies," London, two vols., 12mo, 
1755. Born in Ireland about 1690. Married a wool clothier or tailor of 
Capel Street, Dublin. One of Swift's most esteemed friends. Died in 
1755. Read's " Cabinet of Irish Literature " says she was born in 1712^. 
and died in 1757. One of her sons, Constantine, became President of the 
College of Physicians, Ireland ; another, Rupert, a painter and engraver. 
Mrs. Pilkington (q.v.) says that Dean Delany and others corrected her 

BARKER, REY. ROBERT, M.A.— Contentment, a poem in fifteen parts. 
Dublin, 1788, 8vo. Printed for the author. 

BARLOW, JANE. — Bogland Studies, poems, London, 1892, 8vo ; new edition, 
London, 1894. The Battle or the Frogs and' Mice, verse, from the 
Greek, 1894, 8vo. The E^d op E^lpintown, verse, illustrated, London, 
1894. The Ghost-Bbeeft, London, 1901. The Mockers, and other 
verses, London, 1908. 

Is the daughter of the Rev. J. W. Barlow, F.T.C.D., and was born at 
Clontarf , Co. Dublin, and lives at iRalieny, of which her father is rector. 
The first of her "Bogland Studies" appeared in the Duhlin Z'niversity 
Review, edited by T. W. Rolleston, about 1885. By the publication of her 
"Irish Idylls," "Strangers at Lisconnell," "Kerrigan's Quality," 
" Maureen's Fairing," and many other most successful descriptions of 
Irish life, she has become one of the most notable of Irish writers. 

BARNARD, MRS. CHARLES (?).— Fireside Thoights, Ballads, etc., by 
" Claribel," London, 1865, 8vo. Thoughts, Verses, and Songs, by 
" Claribel," London, Edinburgh, 1877, 8vo. Also, for private circulation, 
Songs and Verses. 

Well known as musician and song-writer. Composer and author of 
" Come Back to Erin," " Won't you tell me why, Robin?" and many other 
popular songs. Born December 23, 1830 ; married Charles Gary Barnard 
on May 18, 1854; died at Dover on January 30, 1869; and was buried in 
St. John's Cemetery in that town. 


BARNARD, RT. REY. THOMAS, D.D. (Bishop of Limerick).— Born, probably 
in England, in 1728, and died on June 8, 1806. M.A., Cambridge, 1749; 
D.D., T.C.D., 1761 ; F.R.S., 1783. Mentioned in Boswell's " Life of John- 
son," where a witty poem of his is quoted. It is to be found in several 
collections, such as "Humorous Poems, by English and American authors," 
etc., published a few years ago by Ward and Lock. He thought highly 
of the "Nosegay" of Thomas Grady (jl-v.), and is praised in the 1816 
edition of that poem. He was a member of several literary coteries and 
was highly esteemed by many notable writers. 

BARRETT, EATON STANNARD.— All the Talents, a satirial poem in three 
dialogues, over pseudonym of "Polypus," London, 1807, Svo ; nearly twenty 
editions in less than a year (MS. notes in B.M. copy of 17th edition). All 
THE Talents' Garland, including " Elijah's Mantle " and other poems of 
the same author, circa 1807. The Second Titan AVae; or, The Talents 
Buried under Portland Isle, a political satire (in verse), London, 1807, 
Svo. The Comet, a Mock Newspaper, prose and verse, London, 1808, 
•8vo. The Setting Sxra ; or, Devil among the Placemen, to which is 
.added a new musical drama, being a parody on The Beggar's Opera, as 
lately acted, etc., London, 1809, 8vo, by Cervantes Hogg. Woman, a, 
poemj London. 1810, Svo ; anotheT editilon, w-ith Occasion^:/ Pojems, 
London, 1818, 12mo. The Talents Run Mad ; or, 1816, a satirical poem 
in three dialogues, with notes, London, 1816, Svo. The Uti Possidetis 
AND Status Quo, verse. The Tarantula; or, The Dance op Fools, a 
satirical work, London, 1809, Svo, attributed to' him. 

He also published '' My AVife ! What Wife?" a comedy in three acts 
and in prose, London, ISlo ; and satirical romances, as "The Heroine; 
or. Adventures of Cherubina," three volumes, London, 1814 ; " The Rising 
Sun," two volumes, London, 1807; and "Six Weeks at Long's, by a late 
Resident," two volumes, London, 1817. Most of his writings were anony- 
Tnous ; one or two were signed " Polypus " and " Cervantes Hogg." Born 
in Cork towards the close of last century. Educated with his brother 
Richard (afterwards an ally of O'Connell in Dublin, and editor of The 
Pilot newspaper), at a private school at Wimbledon, near London, which 
was given up before 1800. Graduated B.A. at T.C.D. in ISOo, and 
studied the law at the Temple. Died in Wales on March 20, 1820, some- 
what suddenly. (See Joseph Atkinson, q.v.) 

BARRETT,- JAMES JOSEPH. — Lilies of Love, poems. London, no date 
(but about 1890), 12mo. 

On the title-page of this booklet, he is mentioned as the author of other 
collections of poems, but I have seen none of these, and they do not 
appear to have been published separately. This writer, who is a resident 
of London, has issued some extraordinary circulars and 'prospectuses 
giving details of himself, from which it would appear that he was born 
in 1867, and is of Co. Mayo origin paternally. He now calls himself 
" Lord Barrett of Mayo." He charges £5 5s. for a copy of " Lilies of 
Love," and in his circvilars mentions many of the crowned heads of 
Europe as among his subscribers. 

BARRETT, JOHN E. — The Fugitive, and other Poems. Buffalo, N.Y., 

An Irish-American poet and journalist, and author of serial stories in 
Celtic Weehly and Once a TT'eefc of New York. Poems by him have 
appeared in Boston Pilot, New York Freeman's Journal, etc. Edited The 
Scranton Truth, of Scranton, Pa. 


BARRETT, STEPHEN ( ?) .— Buoolica A. Poppii . . . latini reddite inters 
prete, S.B. 1746, 4to. Ovid's Epistles, translated into English veise, 
1769, 8vo. "War, a satire. 
Possibly an Irishman. 

BARRY, ALICE F. — A Singer in the Outer Court, poems. London, 1889, 

BARRY, J. B. — ^Angel Calls, and other Poemb. Dublin. 1862. 8vo. 

BARRY, LODOWICK.— Bam Alley; or. Merry Tricks, a comedy in prose- 
and verse. London, 1611, 8v-o. 

An Irishman, and apparently a lawyer. " Lod " Barry becanie- 
" Lord " Barry in one chronicler. There is considerable humour in this 
play of the Shakespearian era. Nothing appears to he known about. 
Barry, except that he was Irish. 

BARRY, M. A. — ^A lady of this name wrote a good deal of verse for the Corh 
Southern Reporter in the earlier half of the nineteenth century. Eight 
of her pieces are in " Echoes from Parnassus," selected from the original 
poetry of the Southern Beporter, Cork, 1849. 

BARRY, REY. MICHAEL, D.D. — The Siege op Limerick, an academic- 
drama (62 pp.), 1863 (All Halloa's College); The Battle op Waterloo. 
do., 1864 ((38 pp.); The Siege op Maljvkopp. 

Also wrote a work on " Orators and Elocution," a " Grammar of 
Rhetoric," "Politeness" (by "A Citizen otf the World"). Editerf 
Holmes' " Rhetoric," and is said to have been the first to abridge Shake- 
speare for schools. He was a native of Charleville, Co. Cork, and wa^ 
born in 1820; he died on December 22, 1873. Was for some years professoi 
at All Hallows' College, Dublin. 

BARRY, MICHAEL JOSEPH.— The Kishoge P.\pers (verse), under thc 
pseudonym of "Bouillon de Garcon," Dublin, 18 — , 8vo; new edition, 
London, 1872; Svo. A Waterloo Commemoration for 1854 (verse), 
London, Dublin, 1854. Lays op the War, and Miscellaneous Poems. 
London, Cork, 1855, third edition, Svo. Six Songs op Beranger, trans- 
lated (for private circulation), Dublin, 1871. Svo. Heinrioh and Lexorh. 
AND OTHER PoEMS, Dublin, 1886, Svo. Edited " The Songs of Ireland/ 
Dublin, 1845, 12mo ; and wrote some other works, chiefly legal. 

Eldest son of Michael Joseph Barry, of Cork, where he . was born in 
1817. Wrote a great deal of verse for the Natiori, over signatures of 
" B.," " M. J. B.," "Beta" and "Brutus." Recanted his early 
opinions, and became a police magistrate in Dublin. Died on January 
23, 1889. , He won the prize of £100 offered by the Repeal Association,, 
about 1843, for the best essay on Repeal, though there were 48 competitors. 
" The Kishoge Papers " appeared in Dublin University Magazine, 1842-43, 
anonymously, and they were republished without his name. Was editor 
of Cork Southern Beporter from 1848 for some yeai-s, and there arc nine- 
teen poems of his in " Echoes from Parnassus," reprinted from its. 
columns in Cork in 1849, including his famous " French Revolution ' ' by 
"the Boy Jones." The above Miss M. A. Barry was perhaps related to- 

BARRY, REY. WILLIAM, D.D.— Author of " The New Antigone." " Tlie 
Two Standards," " Arden Massiter," and other brilliant novels; and has 
written much verse for Catholic journals and magazines. .He was born 
in London, of Irish parentage, on April 21, 1849, and was educated at 
Oscott College and at Rome. He has written some fine irticles for the 
reviews, and is a most eloquent preacher and lecturer. 


BARTER, WILLIAM GEORGE THOMAS (?).— Poems, Omsinal and 
TiiANSLATBD, including the FiKSi Iliad op Homer^ London, 1850, 8vo. 
The Iliad op HoMBE,"with notes, London, 1854, 8vo. Adventures of a 
Summer Eve, London, 1856, Svo. Second edition^ with other poems, 
London, 1864, Svo. The Iliad op Homer, literally rendered in Spenserian 
stanza. London, 1864. 

Only son of William Barter, of Bombay; was born in 1S08, and died 
about 1871. 

BARTLEY, MRS. (n6e SMITH). — Lady op the Lake, a drama, Dublin, no 
date, Svo. Border Feuds ; or. The Lady op Buccledch, a drama. 
Dublin, no date, Svo. 

BARTOLINI, LOUISA GRACE. — Canti di Roma Antioa di. T. B. Macaulay 
e poesiesulla schiavitu e frammenti di E. (i.e.) H. W. Longfellow tradotti 
in versi Italiani da L.G.B. Edited by I. del Lungo. Firenze, 1869, 

Born in Dublin, but of Italian extraction. 

BARTON, REY. RICHARD. — A Physico-Poeticai Essay on the Wonders 
OP Lake Neah (sic) in Ireland (English and Latin), in imitation o£ 
Lucretius. Dublin, 1769, 4to. 

BARTON, WILLIAM.— The Psalms in Metre, translated by " W. B." 1645» 

Edited some collections of hymns. The above psalms were set to music 
by Thomas Smith, of Dublin. Was born about 1603, and died on May 14, 


BATES, JOHN. — A Collection op Poems, among which are "The Quiet 
Conscience," " The Affecting Story of Griffith and Jenneth," " The 
Dependant," etc. Dublin, 1790, Svo. 
Dedicated to Lord Moira. 

BATTERSBY, C. MAUD. — Twilight and Dawn, Hymns, Fragments, and 
Poems. London and Dublin, 1899. 

BATTERSBY, HANNAH S. — Home Lyrics, a book of poems. London, 
second edition, 1876, 16mo. 

BATTERSBY, HENRY FRANCIS PREYOST.— Fires op Green Wood, poems, 
1887 ; Melilot, short poems, London, 1886, Svo (under pseudonym of 
" Francis Prevost "). 

Has written several books under his pen-name of " Francis Prevost," 
such as " Rust of Gold," " On the Verge," etc. He is now a war 
correspondent for Morning Post. He is the son of Major-General J. P. 
Battersby, and was born on February 10, 1862, his mother being a 
daughter of Sir John Dillon. 

BATTERSBY, JOHN (?).— Of Warrington. The Last Day, and other 
Poems. London, 1874, Svo. 

BATTERSBY, WILLIAM J.— The Great Glorious Irish Exhibition op 1S53, 
verse, Dublin, 1853, Svo. Les Napoleons ; or. The Present and Future 
GiOiiiES OP France, verse, Dublin, 1857, Svo. 

Also wrote other verse, and several small Catholic books, isuch as '" Life 
of the Rev. Dr. Gentili," 1848; "History of the Order of St. Augustine 
in Ireland," 1856, etc. He also issued " The Repealer's Manual," several 
Catholic directories and almanacs, etc. Died in February, 1873, and 
was buried in Glasnevin. 


BATTIER, MRS. HENRIETTA.— Pbotbcted Fugitives, a collection of 
miscellaneous poems, the genuine production of a lady, never before 
published, Dublin, 1791, 8vo ; Maeriage Ode, after the manner of Dryden, 
Dublin, 1795, 8vo (a parody); The Kikwanade, a poetical epistle (on the- 
Rev. W. B. Kirwan), Dublin, 1791, 8vo ; Ax Addeess on the Subject of 
THE Peojected Uxion, to the ill-starred Stephen III., King of Dalkey, 
Dublin, 1790, Svo ; The Gibbonade ; or, Poetical Reviewer, first number, 
Dublin, 1793. 1794, Svo, second edition ; the second number. 1793 ; third 
number, 1794; The Lemox, a poem, Dublin, 1797, Svo; Canto II. or 
THE Same, Dublin, 1798, Svo; An Irregular Ode to EDVifARD Byhne, or 


"Was a Miss Fleming, daughter of John Fleming, of Staholmock. She- 
married at Carnarvon, in November, 176S, Major John Gaspard Battier, 
•"ith Foot, the son of Mr. Battier, Stephen's Green. Her husband was 
one of Samuel Whyte's pupils, probably about the same time as R. B. 
Sheridan, and he subscribed to Whyte's volume of poems. He died in 
December, 1794. Mrs. Battier was left in poor circumstances with two 
daughters, and lived at No. 17 Fade St., Dublin, where some of her poems, 
were sold. She was an ardent patriot, and an extremely clever writer, 
endowed witli considerable satirical power. Moore was acquainted with 
her, and thought rather well of her, though he hated blue-stockiugs. Her 
"Lemon" was " a poem in answer to a scandalous libel entitled 'The' 
Orange,' written, though anonymous, by the Rev. Dr. Bobadil." (See- 
John Gilford.) She says in the Preface to her 1791 collection of poems 
that she was " a better housewife than a poet," and mentions having met 
Dr. Johnson in London, and that he encouraged her, and offered to read her 
poems in MS., and to correct them for her. He offered to- procure, and 
didjprocure, some London subscribers for her. Among the subscribers to 
this volume (" Protected Fugitives") were Sir Joshua Reynolds, George 
Colman, Dennis O'Bryen (the political writer), Rt. Hon. John Fitzgibbon, 
Henry Grattan, Lord Clonmel, Lord Charlemont, Vincent Dowling (the- 
satirist), .lonathan Fisher (the artist), Richard Cosway (do.), Wm. 
AVoollett (the engraver). Dr. Drennan, Benjamin West (the artist). Rev. 
George ISIiller, Rev. Arthur O'Leary, John Hely Hutchinson, Joseph 
Pollock (the "Press" writer), Arthur Wolfe, Samuel AVhyte, Charles 
Macklin, and other notables. Many of her separate skits and poems were 
published under the pseudonym of "Pat Pindar." She wrote odes on 
the death of the Duke of Leinster, and to Archibald Hamilton Rowan, 
and other poetic effusions. She was known as " Countess Laurel," and 
was the " H. B." who wrote verse to the Anflioloijia Hibernjca, and 
probably also " H. B." and " A Lady '' of the Senfim.evtnl and Masonic 
Maqazine. both published between 1792 and 1795 in Dublin. Her poem, 
" Bitter Orange," appeared in The Presx. the ora-an of the Tnited Irish- 
men. She probably wrote the pieces signed " B." and "A Ladv " in- 
Rdkins' collection of verse in 1789-90. She certainly wrote poems for it. 
In the volume of " Poems " by Samuel Whyte there is a poem of hers. 
She died at Sandymount, Dublin, in the autumn of 1813, totally neglected. 

BAXENDALE, WALTER.— A Woodland Path, verse London 

An Irishman. 

BAYLEY, FREDERICK W. N.— The Island Bagatelle, Grenada, lS29, Svo ;. 
The French Revolution of 1830, a comic poem, with portraits, London, 
1830, 12mo; Songs op Almacks', 1831; Poetical Illustrations (to 
pictures) London, 1831, folio; The Nosegay,- A Gage d'Amour, etc., 
London, 1832. folio; Home Gift Songs ; The New Tale of a Tub, in verse' 


London, 1841, folio ; another edition, 8vo ; Blhebeaiid, in verse, London, 
1842, 16mo; Little Red Riding-Hood, in verse, London, 1843, 16mo; 
Gems fhom the Drawing-Room, four books, London, 1852, 4to ; several 
volumes of stories and sketches, a life of "William Cobbet, and many 
separate songs, set to music by Henry Russell, etc. 

Known as " Alphabet Bayley," on account of his many Chrsitian names. 
There is a great difference in the various dates given about him, but 1807 
was the most likely date of his birth, the place being Ireland. Hi» 
father was a captain in the army, and he accompanied him to Barbadoes 
in 1825. In 1831 (November 19) his best known poem appeared in the 
AfheniFum — " Chelsea pensioners reading an Account of the Victory at 
Waterloo. He became first editor of Illustrated London Neirs (1842), 
and wrote a series of historical poems for the Times. Was dramatic critic 
for the Moi-ning Post, and died at Birmingham on December 1, 1852, aged' 
about 45. 

BAYLY, HENRY. — Topogkaphical and Historical Account of Lisbdhn, with 
poem on the same, etc. Belfast, 1834, 12mo. 
A Lisburn lawyer. 

BAYLY, THOMAS. — Rough Sketches of Bath, and other poems, London, 
1820, 12mo ; Parliamentary Letters, and other poems, London, 1820, 
12mo ; Erin, and other poems, Dublin, 1822, 8vo. 

The first two volumes are largely satirical. This writer was after- 
wards notatile as Thomas' Haynes Bayly, but he was not Irish. He simply 
resided in Dublin for a few years. 

BAYNE, W. B.— The Poetry op Incident. Belfast, 1850. 

By an assistant-master in Belfast Academy. Some of the poems are 
quoted in Bell's "Elocutionist," where the name is given as Baine. In 
a little volume of " Selections for Reading and Recitation," Belfast, 1866, 
another poem of his is given as by Baine. 

BEALE, JAMES (Junior).— Poems. Cork, 1876, 8vo. 

Of Queenstown, Co. Cork. Only 200 copies printed. Dedicated to 
Professor Dowden. 

BEAMISH, FLORENCE F. — Contributor of prose and verse to Buffy's 
Fireside Magazine. Presumably the Florence Beamish of Haj-es' 
" Ballads of Ireland," 1855, and a native of Cork. 

BEAMISH, REY. HENRY HAMILTON.— Psalma Daibi, etc., partly trans- 
lated (into verse) by H. H. B. London (?), 1836, 12mo. 

Edited, or rather wrote an introduction for. Miss Colthurst's 
"Emmanuel," 1833. A Cork man. He died on February 33, 1872. 

BEAMISH, J. S. — Jewish F^ith and Gentile Courage, etc., being two 
dramatic poems. London and Coventry, 1875, 16mo. 

BEATTY, PAKENHAM THOMAS.— To my Lady, and other Poems, London, 
1879 (1878), 8vo; Three Women op the People, and other Poems, 
London, 1881, 8vo ; Mabcia, a tragedy in three acts, and in verse, London, 
1884, 16mo; Spret^ Carmina Mus.a:, first series, London, 1893, 12mo. 

Born in Maranha, Brazil, on June 23, 1855, and lived there till he 
was eight years old. Was then taken to Manchester, and afterwards to 
Co. Louth. Educated at Harrow, and studied for the Bar, but was never 
called. His father was Irish, his mother being of Scotch and Brazilian 


BBATTY, THOMAS EDWARD, M.D. — Poem on the Death op Pbincess 
Chaelotie. Dublin, 1818, 8vo. 

Also published a medical work. He was President of Royal College of 
Surgeons, Ireland, in 1850, and of King's and Queen's College of Physi- 
cians in 1864. Died on May 3, 1872, aged 72. There is a. tablet to his 
memory in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. 

BEAUFORT, AUGUSTUS. — Ekin's Hope, and other Poeiis. London, 1869, 

BEAUMONT, THOMAS WENTWORTH.— The White Lady, a legend of 
Ardagh, in verse. London, 1827, 8vo. 

Published under the initials of " T. W. B." 

BECK, ELLEN. — A contributor of numerous poems to Irish Monthly, Kation, 
etc., over the pseudonym of " Magdalen Rook." She is, I believe, a 
schoolmistress in the North of Ireland. There are some pieces of hers in 
Orby Shipley's " Carmina Mariana." 

BECK, THOMAS. — The Cause or the Dumb pleaded, a poem. No date, 
Dublin {?), 17—. 

BEGGS THOMAS. — Pieces in Vebse, and Songs, Belfast, 1819, 8vo; 
Rathlin, a descriptive poem, Belfast, 1820, 12mo ; The Rhyming 
Pedagogue, and other Poems, Belfast, 1821, 12mo; The Memento, a, 
choice variety of original poems, Belfast, 1828, 8vo; Nights in a Garret, 

; The Minstrel Oepering, etc., Belfast, 1834; Second Part of the 

Same, Belfast, 1836. 

Born in Glenwherry, Co. Antrim, May 6, 1789. Spent a few years at 
sea, finally settling as a weaver and bleacher at Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, 
where he died in July, 1847. There was another Thomas Beggs, probably 
Scotch, who published in London, in 1844, " The Student's Vigil," poem.' 

BELANEY, ARCHIBALD. — The Hundred Days op Napoleon, poem in five 
cantos. London, 1858, 8vo. 

BELFAST, EARL OF.— See under Chichester. 

BELL, REY. CHARLES DENT, D.D.— Voices prom the Lakes, 1876, 8vo; 
Songs in the Twilight, 1878, Sv^o; FtouR Seasons at the Lakes, poems, 
illuminated by R. De M. O. Morrell, London, Belfast, 1878, 4to ; Htmns 
POR Church and Chamber, 1879, 8vo; Songs in many Keys, 1884, 8vo; 
Poems, Old and New, London, 1893; Diana's Looking-glass, and other 
Poems, 1894; and many otheii works. 

Born in Ballymaguigan, Go. Derry, on February 10, 1819 ; B.A., T.C.D., 
1842; M.A., 1852. Was Canon of Carlisle for many years, and died 
November, 1898. 

BELL, MARGUERITE.— Where Shamrocks Grow,, poems. Belfast, 1909. 

BELL, ROBERT. — Marriage, 1842; Mothers and Daughters, 1843, second 
edition, 1844; Temper, 1847 — all three -prose comedies, octavo. In early 
life he wrote two other pieces called " Double Disguises " and " Comic 

Born in Cork on January 16, 1800, being the son of a magistrate ; B.A., 
T.C.D., 1818. Reorganised the Dublin Historical Society, and founded 
the Dublin Inquisitor. Became a journalist, and settled in London in 
1828, where he wrote many popular books, such as " Lives of the English 
Poets," "Life of Canning," and some historical works. Edited "The 
British Poets," etc. Died on April 12, 1867, and buried in Kensal Green 
near his friend Thackeray. 


BELLAMY, W. H. ( ?)— The Collects (of the Church of England), rendered 
into verse, 1848, 16mo. 

Wrote numbers of songs, including the well-known " Simon the 
Cellarer." Is represented in J. E. Carpenter's " New Irish Song Book." 
Born in Cork, August 5, 1800. He became an actor, and died at Green- 
point, Long Island (U.S.A.), April 15, 1866. 

BELLEW, ROBERT.— Tealealgar, a rhapsody on the death of Lord Nelson. 
London (P), 1806. 

Presumably the writer of same name who wrote a work on the regulation 
of tithes in 1803', and another on the condition of the Irish peasantry in 
1808. There was a Robert Bellew who graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1788. 

iBELLINGHAM, HENRY. — ^Bltjbbeahd Rjepaired, Prince Oamaralzaman ; or. 
The Eairies' Revenge, and Princess Primrose and the Potjr Prettt 
Princes, three extravaganzas by him in Lacy's collection of plays, 12mo. 
Also Arlinb, the Lost Child ; or. The Pole, the Policeman, and the 
Polar Bear, a burlesque in verse, London, 1864, 8vo. And a prose 
drama entitled Monsieur Laroche, London, 1878, 12mo. 

Is still living, and is, perhaps, connected with the Castlebellingham 
family of Co. Louth. 

BENN, MARY. — The Solitary ; or, A Lay from the West, and other poems 
in Latin and English, London, 1853, 12mo ; Lays of the Hebrews, and 
other poems, London and Bath, 1855, 12mo. 

Fervently Irish, and distinguished for her Latin poems. Wrote a 
couple of poems in Nation of 1845, under signature of "Wilhelm." 
Daughter of Rev. Wm. Dunn, rector of Charleville, Co. Cork, and became 
the wife of Rev. Wm. Benn. She lived in the South of Ireland most of 
her life. Her son is Mr. A. W. Benn, the well-known scholar and writer 
on Greece. 

BENNETT, GEORGE.— Born October 23, 1824, at Bandon, Co.' Cork, and 
graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. He proceeded to the Bar, and in 
1861 published his well-known "History of Bandon," a third edition of 
which he has in preparation. In 1873 he emigrated to the States, and 
settled in Oregon, at the mouth of Coquille River, where now stands 
the town of Bandon. The name was twice changed by bigots, but Mr. 
Bennett did not rest till he got an act passed fixing the name as Bandon. 
He has written various poems, chiefly in praise of the town and its sur- 
roundings, in the newspapers of Oregon. 

BENNETT, HENRY.— A noted Cork solicitor in the early part of the century. 
Part author of " St. Patrick was a Gentleman," and author of various 
poems in Bolster's Quarterly Magazine (Cork, 1836-1831), including The 
Steam Boat, a poem in six cantos. Also wrote verse for other Cork 
periodicals, and a oomio opera of his, entitled The Election, from the 
Freeholder of 1830, is given among Casey's poems in " Gems from the 
Cork Poets." It is a kind of parody on Kane O'Hara's " Midas." A 
probable poem of his is quoted on pages 23-24 of D. 0. Madden's " Revela- 
tions of Ireland." He was the son of Philip Bennett, Haremount, 
Macroom, Co. Cork, and the Grand Parade, Cork, who was Sheriff of 
Cork in 1774, and Mayor in 1798. Henry Bennett was born in or about 
1766, and was apprenticed as a solicitor to Heard & Colburn, of the 
Grand Parade, CorK. In 1810 he married Sarah Colburn, daughter of 
one of the partners, and entered into partnership with them, continuing 
with his brother-in-law, John Colburn. After his death, which occurred 
in August, 1828, his son, William Colburn Bennett, carried on the business 
•of his cousin, William Colburn, on whose death the business ceased. 


Henry Bennett was Sheriff of Cork in 1814, and was of musical tastes ^ 
being a prominent member of an amateur musical society. He was a 
good conveyancer, but disliked his profession, and occasionally satirised 
it. He seems to have written for no other periodical besides Bolster's. 
There is a portrait of him in the Cork Journal of ArchcEology, etc., vol. -3, 
p. 314. 

BENNETT, PATRICK. — The Patriot, a poem. Dublin, 1831. [Of 

BENSON, CHARLES, M.D.— Of CoUooney, Co. Sligo, and born there in 1797. 
Sch. T.C.D., 1818; B.A., 1819; M.D. and M.B., 1822; U.J)., 1848. He- 
died on January 21, 1880, aged 82. He practised in Dublin for many 
years, and wrote verse for various periodicals. He was doubtless the 
" Carl Benson " of Nation, November 25, 1854. 

BENSON, RICHARD. — Morni, an Irish Bardic story, in three cantos, and 
the Pilgrim of CiRMEL, an Eastern tale in one canto, Newrv, 1815 ; 
Dublin, 1815, Svo. 

BERESFORD, REY. GILBERT. — Sorrow, a poem, London and Edinburgh,. 

1862, Svo ; RiziwH, and early poems, 1870, 8vo ; The Stream of T.\lent, 
and other poems, London, 1882. 

Was Rector of St.' Andrew's, Holborn, London, and probably of Irish 
extraction. Born in Wiltshire, February 9, 1812, and died January 4, 

BERESFORD, HAMILTON SYDNEY, M.A.— ]\Iahomet, a Cambridge prize- 
poem, 1816, Svo; Death op Absalom, do., Cambridge, 1825, Svo. 

Was the Beresford, commonly called " J. Beresford," who wrote verse 
to London Literary Gazette, over signature of " Ignoto Seoondo." 
William Read, another Irish poetical contributor to Literarxj Gazette, 
addressed his "Versailles" to H. S. B. See volume iii. of Jerdan's 
" Autobiography," page 233, and Appendix J. of same volume, for refer- 
ence and poem of his. 

BERESFORD, REY. JAMES (?).— The ^neid or Virgil, translated into 
blank verse, 1794, 4to ; Song op the Svn, imitated from the Eddas, 1805, 
Svo ; The Cross and the Crescent, an heroic metrical romance, partially 
founded on Madame Oottin's " Mathilde," London, 1824, Svo. Various 
other works, chiefly religious. 

He matriculated at Merton College, Oxford, March 24, 1783; B.A., 
1780; M.A., 179S. Rector of Kilworth Beauchamp, Lincolnshire, from 
1812 till his death, September 29, 1840. I can only suggest that he 
may have been Irish. {See Moore's " Diary," vol. 3, p". 347.) 

BERESFORD, REY. JOHN JERYIS (?).— Last Yeab's Le-Ues, poems, 
London and Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1887, 8vo. 

Probably Irish. IS'ow a curate in Wales. B.A., Cambridge University, 
1879; M.A., 1885. 

BERKELEY, RIGHT REY. GEORGE (Bishop of Cloyne).— This eminent 
philosopher wrote verse, the well-known prophetic poem by him with tlie 
line, "Westward the course of empire takes its way," being included in 
many collections. Born in Co. Kilkenny, probably at Dysart Castle, near 
Thomastown, on March 12, 16S4-S5. B.A., T.C.D., 1704; M.A., 1707; 
B.D. and D.D., 1721. Made Dean of Dromore in the latter year, and 
appointed to Bishopric of Cloyne in 1734. Died on January 14, 1753, at 
Oxford. Wrote famous philisophical works, etc. His poem above referred^ 
to appeared in Dodsley's " Collection," volume vi., 1758. 


BERKELEY, GEORGE MONCK.— Xima, a comedy in two acts, from tlie- 
French, 1787, 8vo; Love and Nature, a musical piece in one act, 1797; 
Poems,, edited by his mother, 1797, 4to. 

Born in England Februai y 8, 1763 ; died Jannai}- 26, 1793. A grand- 
son of Bishop Berkeley. Other works by him. 

BERNARD, REY. YALENTINE LUMLEY (?).— Jon, „ sacred poem, 1800,. 
8vo. Also a sermon. 

BIBBY, THOMAS. — Gerald of Kildaek, a dramatic poem, 18-54 ; Silken 
Thomas, sequel to former, 1859. Connacia Geraldina ; or, Thu Gather- 

Earinus, a tale of antiquity, — ■ . 

Born in Kilkenny in 1799; Sch. T.C.D., 1814; B.A., 1816,; died January 
7, 1863. See Kilkenny Moderator for January 10 and 14, 1863, and 
Gentleman' s Magazine, volume 214. His works were all anonymous. 

BICKERSTAFPE, ISAAC. — Leucothob, a dramatic poem, 1756, 8vo; Thomas- 
AND Sally; or, The Sailor's Return, musical farce, 1760, 8vo; Love in 
A Village, comic opera, 1763, Svo; Stephen's Green, a rhapsody (pro-se), 
Dublin, 1763, Svo ; Judith, oratorio, 1764, 4to ; The M.-iid of the Mill, 
comic opera, 1765, 8vo ; Daphne and Amintoe, comic opera, 1756, Svo; The. 
Plain Dealer, comedy, 1766, Svo ; Love in the City, comic opera, 1767, 
Svo; Lionel and Clarissa, comic opera, 1768, Svo; The Absent Man, 
farce, 176S, Svo; The Royal Garland, interlude, 1768, Svo; The Padlock, 
comic opera, 1768, Svo; The Hypocrites, comedy, founded on Moliere,, 
I176S, Svo ; The E^hesian Matron, scena, 1769, Svo ; Dr. Last in his 
Chariot, comedy, 1769, Svo; The Captive, comic opera, 1769, Svo; A 
School for, FjVthers, comic opera, 1770, Svo; 'Tis well it's no worse,. 
comedy, 1770, Svo; The Recruiting Sergeant, interkide, 1770, Svo; Hi; 
WOULD if he could ; or. An old Fool worse than any, burletta, 1771, Svo ; 
The Sultan, farce, 1775 (1787, Svo) ; and also probably The Spoiler 
Child, a farce, 1805, Svo. 

Swift took the assumed name of Isaac Bickerstaffe in his writings, 
from a locksmith's door in Dublin. Perhaps the above was the son of the- 
tradesman. He was an Irishman, and 1735 (?) and 1812 (?) are usually 
given as dates of his birth and death. Thomas Mooney's " History of 
Ireland," however, says he was born in Dublin in 1732, and was the son 
of a groom-porter at Dublin during Lord Cliesterfield's vice-royalty, and 
died in London in 1816, at the age of 84. All other accounts of his life 
are somewhat vague. He was first a page to Lord Cliestei'field and then 
an ofiScer in the army, but had to leave the service and the country in- 

BIGGER, SAMUEL LENNOX L.— The Collegians, a poem, etc., Dublin, 
1882, Svo ; Christmas Carols, Dublin, 1883 ; Elij.ah, the Prophet of 
Fire, Dublin, 1885; The King of Terrors, Dublin, 1885; A Triplet of 
Poems, Dublin, 1SS6, Svo. 

B.A., T.C.D., 1830; M.A., 1832; M.B., 1834. Died in January, 1891,. 
aged 82, and buried in Moimt Jerome Cemetery, Dublin. Was probably 
born in Belfast, with which he was connected by family. 

BINNS, BENJAMIN PEMBERTON.— One of the United Irishmen, a poem 
of whose is included in Dr. Madden's " Literary Remains of the United 
Irishmen," a collection of poems published in 1887. 

BIRKETT, MARY. — A Poem on the African Slave Trade, addressed to her 
own sex. Part I., 1729, Svo ; second edition, 1792, Svo ; Part II. of same. 
Dublin, 1792, Svo ; and (anonymously) Lines to the Memory op our late: 




All Irish Quakeress. 

BIRMINGHAM, ANDREW B.— Poems. Dublin, 1881 (?), Svo. 
A Galway man, who died a few years ago. 

BIRMINGHAM, JOHN. — Anglecania; or, England's Mission to the Celt, 
a poem. London and Derby, 1863, 8vo. 

A celebrated astronomer, after whom one of the stars is named. Born, 
perhaps in Galway, in 1816 ; died at Tuam, September '/ , 1884. 'Wrote 
various other poems. 

BLACK, REY. CHARLES INGHAM.— Juvenile Poems, Dublin, 1843, Svo; 
Miscellaneous Pieces., Sonnets, and Becokds of a Tour through thb 
Co. WiOKLow, Dublin, 1844, 12mo; Miscellaneous Poems, Sonnets, etc., 
London, 1847; Memohialis Cordis (verse?), London, 1856, Svo; and 
various religious works in prose. 

Born in 1821 or 1822, and died June 29, 1896. Sch. T.C.D., 1842; B.A., 
1845. Was a clergyman in England for many years. Has been called 
Charles Ingram Black. 

BLACKALL, ELIZABETH. — ^Psalms and Hymns, and Spiritual Songs 
Dublin, 1857, 12mo. 

BLACKER, REY. GEORTGE DACRE.— The Book's First Book, verse 
Dublin, 1860, 12mo. 

This is the Book of Genesis in verse. Was Prebendary of Maynootli, 
and died May 23, 1871. 

BLACKER, REY. MAXWELL JULIUS.— Translation into Latin of D. F. 
McCarthy's " Moore Centenary Ode," 1881, 4to. 

Born May 27, 1822. Was curate of St. Bfirnabas, Pimlioo. Died 
June 11, 1888. 

The Fire Towers ; Carmbl, etc .(poems). Armagh. 1848, Svo. 

This was, according to Sparling's " Irish Minstrelsy," by the following 
writer. Blacker died in 1823 

BLACKER, COLONEL WILLIAM.— Early Piety, a reply to a plea, etc., 
Portadown, Co. Armagh, 1853, Svo ; A Tale of Woe, for children, Porta^ 
down, 1854, Svo; Emmaus, a tale for Easter, Portadown, 1855, Svo. 

Born at Carrickblacker, Co. Armagh, September 1, 1777 ; died November 
25, 1855. B.A., T.C.D., 1799; M.A., 1803. His name is known chiefly 
as the author of several clever Orange ballads, notably one with the re- 
frain of " So put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your powder dry." 
His poems were never collected, though his family possesses the MSS. He 
wrote a good deal of verse for Dublin University Magazine over the 
signature of " Fitzstewart, Bannville." His poems deserve to be collected, 
as they are often very vigorous. 

BLACKLEY, REY. WILLIAM LEWERY.— The Frithiof Saga; or, Lir 
OF Frithiof, from the Swedish of Tegner, Dublin, 1857, Svo. Another 
edition, 1880, 4to. 

Author of various scholarly works, and originator of a national insur- 
ance scheme. Canon of Winchester Cathedral since 1883. Born at Dun- 
dalk, Co. Louth, December, 18130; B.A., 1851; MA T CD 1854. 
Died July 25, 1902. 


BLACKWOOD, REY. JAMES STEVENSON, D.D.-^The Ikish Judge, a poem 
Dublin, 1834, 8vo. ' ^ 

B.A., T.C.D., 1844; LL.B. and LL.D., 1845; M.A., B.D., and D.D 

1857. Eldest son of Pinkstan Blackwood, of Killyleagh, Co. Down, and 
born in 1805. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in February, 1828' but, 
does not appear to have followed the law even temporarily. 

BLAKE, CHARLES. — ^Hibernia Plobans, carmine pastorali, 1689, mensis. 
Julia. London, 1694, folio. 

" BLAKE, DINNY." — The Spkjg of Shillelagh, a collection of the most 
humorous and popular Irish songs. London, 1852, 16mo. 


BLAKE, ELIZABETH.— Born in Lyaguin, Co. Galway, in or about 
1770, her maiden name being Burke. I have heard that she wrote verse 
which was very popular in her part of the country, but I have seen none 
of it. She may have oeen the Miss Burke mentioned further on. 

BLAKE, JAMES S.— Poems. London, 1840, 8vo. 
A graduate of T.O.D. 

BLAKE, MARY ELIZABETH.— Poems, Boston, 1882, 8vo; Verses. 
Alokg the Way, Boston, 1870, 8vo ; The Merby Months All, verses 
for children, '1885 : Youth in Twelve Centuries, do., 1886. 

Also the author of " On the Wing," 1883, a volume of travel sketches; 
" Mexico," 1888, a similar work; and "A Summer Holiday" (1890), a 
record of European travel. Born at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Septem- 
ber 1, 1849. She was educated at the Quincy High School. Mass., her 
parents having settled at Quincy in 1855, and at the Convent of the- 
Sacred Heart, Manhattanville, New York. She married in 1885 Dr. John 
G. Blake. Her literary work, which is highly valued in America, has been 
chiefly done for the Boston Journal,. Catholic World, New York, Lippin- 
cott's Magazine, New York Independent, Boston Pilot, and Globe, 
Donohoe's Magazine, and one or two other leading periodicals. Some of 
her early work appeared over the signature of " Marie." She is justly 
considered one of the best, if not the best, of the Irish-American poetesses. 

BLAKE, NICHOLAS. — A native of Maxley, Co. Meath, and author of various 
poems, many of which were published in Drogheda Argus year-s after 
his death. He was an extensive farmer until the famine of '46-'47 ruined 
him, and he left for London, where he died in the fifties. He took with 
him to London the MS. of a novel called " The Absentee," but did not 
succeed in getting it published. 

BLAKE, ROBERT.— See Thompson, Robert Hely. 

BLAKELY, ( — ). — All I can discover of this writer is that he published a 
volume of poems in Banbridge, Co. Down, of which he was a native. The- 
title and date of the work have so far eluded all search. 

BLESSINGTON, COUNTESS OF.— See Marguerite Power. 

BLOXHAM, REY. MARK. — ^Paradise ORegained, an unfinished poem ; minor 
poems, and The Babd, a poem in two cantos. London, 1834, 8vo. 

Was chaplain to the Earl of Erroll, and son of a Lord Mayor of Dublin. 
Sch. T.C.D., 1813; B.A., 1815; M.A., 1818. 


BOAL, JAMES. — A rural poet ivho lived at Uranslia, near Comber, Co. Down, 
about the beginning of the 19th centui-y. His name is still remembered 
in the district, and a volume, " Jimmy Boal's Poems," is still occasion- 
ally met with. 

BOATE, GRESHON. — A Fathbe's Advice to his Child; or, The Maiden's 
BEST Adohning, being a directory for youth, setting forth the greatest 
beauty by a holy conversation (in verse) ; inserted in William Caton's 
" Abridgment of Eusebius," second edition, 1698, 8vo. Afterwards re- 
printed as " Miscellanies in Prose and Verse," etc., edited by J. T(aylor). 
The second' edition, Dublin, 1725, 16mo, is separate. 

A Quaker of Borrisolea (?) and afterwards of Mountrath, Queen's 
County, Ireland. Died in 1704, aged 56. 

BOATE, HENRIETTA. — Nug^ CANORiE, a collection of poems, London, 
1837; Dublin, 1847, 16mo. Carlo Maeillo, and other Poems, including 
'■Recollections of Ireland," 1857. 

Became wife of Edward Wellington Boate, a noted Irish journalist, who 
died in U.S.A. in 1871. Her first volume of poems was published over 
her maiden name of Henrietta Bruce O'Xeill, as also her " Tales of the 
Sacred Heart," and " Early Doomed." 

BODDINGTON, MARY.— Poems, London, 1839, 8vo ; The Gossips Week, 
in prose and verse, two volumes, London, 1836, 12mo. 

Daughter of Patrick Comerfoi'd, of Cork, where she was born in 1776 ; 
left that city in 1803, and maried a wealthy West Indian merchant of 
London. Wrote verse frequently for the Cork papers. May have been 
one of the Boddingtons often referred to in Thomas Moore's Diary. Died 
in 1839 or beginning of 1840. Some of her songs written to Irish airs. 
She wrote a couple of entertaining volumes of travel on the Continent. 

BODKIN, MATHIAS McDONAGH, Q.C.— Author of several clever and 
popular novels and romances, and of humorous collections of prose and 
verse, including ''Poteen Punch" and "Pat o' Xine Tales," published 
over pseudonym of " Crom-a-boo." He is a native of County Galway, and 
has been for years an active journalist in Dublin. He was for a time 
Member of Parliament for North Roscommon. He was born in 1850. 

BODKIN, S. S. — Memory's Record of Passing Events, etc., in verse, 

London, 1862, 16mo. 

BOLAND, CHARLES J. — A Clonmel man, holding a high position in Valua- 
tion Office. Dublin. Author of various poems, for which see " Clonmel 
Scrap Book," 1907. 

BOLAND, ELEANOR. — Authoress of various poems in Bnafnn Pilot, 
the Jesuit (its predecessor), etc., over the pseudonym of " Alethe." She 
was the sister of the Right Rev. J. B. Fitzpatrick, third Bishop of 
Boston. In 1841 she married a well-known builder and contractor named 
Boland, who died in September, 1883. 

BOLES, J.— In " Harmonica," Cork, 1818, there are three partlv-Irish poems 
by him. pp. 206, 213, and 217. 

BOLTON, REY. RICHARD KNOTT.— Obiter : Wayside Verses ; being medi- 
tations of a country clergyman. London, 1873, 8vo. 

Several religious works in prose also. B.A., T.O.D., 1853- il V 1860 
Died April 13, 1909, aged 78. ' '' 

BOND, ALESSIE.— See A. B. Faussett. 


BOND, RICHARD (?).— Poems, Divine and Moral. London and Gloster, 
1769 (?), 4to. 

BOOKER, REY. MOORE. — The True Gratification of the Sensual Appe- 
tites RECOMMENDED IN A Sermon. . . . With an elegiac poem on the death 
of the Right Hon. Mary Ponsonby, late Countess of Drogheda etc. 
Dublin, 1756, 8vo. 

B.A., 1706; M.A., T.C.D., 1709. 

BOOTH, EYA GORE.— Poems. London, 1898, 8vo. Unseen Kings, a play 
in verse, London, 1904 ; The One and the Many, poems, 1904 ; The Three 
Resurrection and the Triumph or M^ve^ 1905 ; The Egyptian Pillar 
AND other Poems. Dublin, 1908. 

Daughter of the late Sir Henry Gore Booth, of Sligo. Has contributed 
verse to Longman's Magazine, the Irish Homestead, etc. 

BORRELL, LAURA. — Ye Tale of ye Star, and other poems, with 12 
engravings by Cecilia Ada Whiteside, Dublin, 1861. 

BOSHELLE, S. E. M. — Marriage, a comedy; The Irish Serf, a local drama, 
verse. Dublin, 1844, 8vo. 

BOSOMWORTH, WILLIAM JACKSON.— Lays, Legends, and Lyrics. Lon- 
don and Dublin, 18'4o, 12mo. Another edition, London. 1848, 12mo. 

Probably an Englishman, but he lived in Dublin. Was, I believe, a 
printer or bookseller. Wrote verse for Dublin Literary Journal, edited 
by Joshua Abel], in 1845. 

BOSQUET, ABRAHAM.— HowTH, a descriptive poem. Dublin, 1787, 4to. 
This poem contains 580 quatrains. A person of this name was Sch. 
T.C.D., 1726; B.A., 1728; M.A., 1731. 

BOTTA, ANNA C. L.— Poems. New York, 1848, 8vo; the same, 1849. 

Other works, such as " A Handbook of IJniversal Literature," 1860. 
Born in Vermont, U.S.A., in 1820. Her father, named Lynch, was one of 
the United Irishmen, and a native of Dublin. She married Mr. Vincenzo 
Botta in 185-5. Died March 3, 1891. Wrote a great deal for American 
periodicals, and is considered one of the best of the American poetesses. 

BOUCICAULT, DION. — ^Thb Fox and the Goose, an operetta. — . 

Wrote innumerable prose melodramas and comedies, etc., some of which 
contain verse. Has written besides a few separate poems. One, entitled 
"Light," is in vol. ix. of Bentley's Miscellany, signed ''D. L. Boucicault." 
His full name was Dionysius Lardner Boucicault, and he was born in 
Dublin on December 26, 1822. He is said to have been a natural son of Dr. 
Dionysius Lardner, the well-known scientific man. Under the name of 
" Dion Boucicault " he wrote verse for the Musical Examiner, Musical 
World, etc., for 1843 and onwards. His Irish melodramas and his " Lon- 
don Assurance " still hold the stage. Became famous as an actor as well 
as a dramatist. Resided in the United States during the latter years of 
his life, and died in September, 1890. 

BOURKE, HANNAH MARIA. — O'Donoghue, Prince of Killarney, a 
romance, in seven cantos, Dublin, 1830, 8vo; The City of the Star; 
or, Second Coming op Christ, a religious poem in ten cantos, dedicated 
to Queen Victoria, Dublin, n.d. 

Is referred to in Crofton Croker's " Legends of Killarney," and Duhlirt 
University Magazine, vol. i., 1833, p. 205, etc. Probably a native of 
Killarney, or at least of Kerry. (See B., H. M.). 


BOURKE, J. W. — Some verses by this writer are included in "Echoes froia 
Parnassus," Cork, 1849, a volume of poems collected from the contributors- 
to the Southern Reporter of that city at the time. 

BOURK&, JAMES J. — A very well-known poet of latter days, who wrote over 
signature of " Tiria." Born in Dublin, on September 17, 1837, and was 
employed in the municipal offices of the city. He contributed 
articles to English periodicals like the Lamp and Family herald, and 
numerous poems to the Irishman, the Shamrock , the Nation^ Flag of 
Ireland, United Ireland, Irish People, etc. A good deal of his verse 
appeared anonymously in Christmas and St. Patrick's Day numbers of 
Shamrock, United Ireland (where his excellent " O'Shanahan Dhu " was 
given several years ago), and Irishman. His prize poem, " Ireland a 
Nation," was rewarded by a gold medal. Wrote also many stories for 
various jovirnals. He is the " J. J. Bourke " included in " Duncathail's " 
(Ralph Varian) collection of " Irish Ballad Poetry," 1865. He died at 
Ranelagh, Dublin, on April 28, 1894, aged 57, and was buried in Glas- 
nevin. In the Shamrock for May 19, 1894, there is an appreciative 
notice of his work. See present writer's "Humour of Ireland" for 
specimens of his humorous verse. / 

BOWEN, CHARLES HARTPOLE.— PAtJST, Part I., translated by C. H. B. 
London, 1878, 8vo. 

An Irishman, and a cousin of W. E. H. Lecky, the hisix)i-ian. 

BOWEN, SIR CHARLES S. C. (LORD BOWEN) .—Vikgil in English 
Vekse, 1887, 8vo. 

The late Lord Justice Bowen. Was of Irish origin, but born in 
Gloucestershire in 1835; educated at Oxford, where he graduated B.A., 
1858. Called to the bar, 1861, and raised to the post of Lord Justice of 
Appeal in 1882. He died in 1896. A short biography of this brilliant 
man was published soon after his death, and it contains some admirable 
verse by him. 

BOWEN, EDWARD ERNEST.— Haebow Songs, and otheb Vebses London^ 
1886, 8vo. 

Born about 1830 in Co. Wicklow, and brother of preceding writer. 
Was assistant mastor of Harrow School from 1859 to his death, 11th of 
April, 1901, while on a cycling tour in Prance. Was on the stafE of 
Saturday Beview, and wrote " The Campaigns of Napoleon." 

BOYCE, WILLIAM. — Contemplations of the Holy Scriptube, verse, Bel- 
fast, 1834, 8vo; Contemplations on the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness- 
OP God, third edition, Belfast, 1844, 8vo. 
AVas in btisiness at 50 High Street, Belfast. 

BOYD, ALEXANDER (?).— German Balljids and Poems, translated by 
A. B. London, 1860 (1859), 8vo. 

BOYD, CHARLES. — Virgil's Georges, with the First, Fourth, Sixth, 
AND Tenth Eclogues. Dublin, 1808, 8vo. 

Also a commercial work. Was of " His Majesty's Customs." One of 
this name graduated at T.C.D., B.A., 1809; M.A., 1832. Boyd died at 
Brixton, London, May 7, 1857, aged 76. From 1840 to 1855 he was- 
Surveyor-General of Customs for the United Kingdom. 

BOYD, DAVID. — Poems on Belfast Poorhouse. Belfast, 1806, 8vo. 


BOYD, DAYID.— Born in Co. Antrim in 1833, and went to U.S.A. in 1851. 
He graduated B.A. in 1866, and was one of the " Union Colony " settlers 
of Greeley, Colorado, where he has held several influential posts. He 
published a history of the colony in 1890, and was elected State Senator 
for Weld County in 1892. Is a well-known local poet, and is included 
in " Evenings with the Colorado Poets " (Denver, 1895), which gives a 
portrait of him. 

BOYD, ELIZABETH (?) .—Humorous Miscellany, etc., 1733, 4to ; Don 
Sancho; or, The Student's Whim, a ballad opera of two acts, with 
Minerva's Triumph, a masque in prose and verse, London, 1739, 8vo; 
Glory to the Highest, a thanksgiving poem on the late victory at 
Dettingen, to which is subjoined a sacred (!) hymn on the same occasion, 
London, 1743, 4to; The Beau's Miscellany; or, The Agreeable Variety, 
poems, 1745 ; and a novel entitled The Happy Unfortunate ; or, The 
Female Page, 1750. 

BOYD, HENRY (?). — Death op the Queen Dowager, a poem. London, 
1850, 8vo. 

BOYD, REY. HENRY.— Poems, chiefly lyric and dramatic, Dublin, 1793, 
8vo; The WoodmIan's Tale, to which are added other poems, and The 
Royal Marriage, a drama, etc., London, 1805, 8vo. Also the following 
translations : The Inferno op Dante, with a specimen of Orlando 
FuRioso OP Ariosto, in English verse, 1785, 8vo ; The Divina Commedia 
or Dante,, in English verse, three vols. , 1802, 8vo ; The Penance op 
Hugo, a vision^ from the Italian of Monti, with two additional cantos, 
1805, 12mo; The Triumphs of Petrarch, translated into English verse, 
1807, 12mo. 

Also, in 1809, some notes on " Paradise Lost," perhaps his best work. 
His translation of D'Ercilla's " Araucana,' in thirty-six cantos, never 
found a publisher. His plays are included among his poems. Born about 
1756 (probably in Derry, says a notice in the Sentimental and Masonic 
Magazine of October, 1793, but examination of his volumes seems to show 
that he came from Tyrone originally, perhaps froin,Killymoon). Graduated 
B.A., T.C.D., in 1776. Officiated at a place called Killeagh, and became 
Vicar of Drumgath, and then of Rathfriland, Co. Down, and chaplain 
to the Earl of Charleville (see, Lady, Charleville). In 1798 he had to flee 
from the wrath of the rebels, and in his poems renews his hostility to them. 
One of them, " The Recognition," deals with an incident that occurred in 
Wexford during the insurrection to Rev. John Elgee (grandfather of the 
late Lady Wilde). He wrote many pieces for Poetical Begisier 
in the early part of the century. In Warder for June 28, 1823, there is a 
poem by Henry Boyd, of Killeady (query, Killeash.''), who may have been 
the reverend writer of that name. Died at Ballintemple, near Newry, 
Co. Down, September 18, 1832. 

BOYD, HUGH MACAULEY. — Life op H. M. B., with some poems, edited by 
L. D. Campbell, London. 1798, 8vo. 

He was one of the writers supposed to be Junius. Born at Ballyoastle, 
Co. Antrim, in October, 1746, and died on October 19, 1794, in Madras, 
India, where he held an official position; B.A., T.C.D., 1765. His real 
name was Macauley, but it is often given as M'Aulay. 

BOYD, HUGH STUART. — Luceria, a tragedy in verse, London, 1806, Svo; 
Translations peom the Greek, and original poems, 1814, 8vo ; A Malvern 
Talb, and other poems, London, 1827, 8vo; Thoughts on an Illustrious 


Exile, etc., and other poems, London, 1825, 8vo. Otlier works, chiefly 
classical translations. 

Son of preceding, but born in England in 1781. His mother's name was 
Murphy. He was educated at Cambridge, but did not take a degree. His 
knowledge of Greek ivas remarkable, and he became tutor to Mrs. Barrett 
Browning, who admired him very much. He was blind during the last 
twenty years of his life, and died at Kentish Town on May 10, 1848. 

BOYD, PERCY. — A Book of Ballads from the GEiiJsrAN. Dublin, 1848, 8vo. 
B.A., T.O.D., 1840. 
A friend of Dickens and Thackeray, and died in London, June 1, 1876. 

BOYD, THOMAS.— Poems, Dublin, 1906, 8vo. 

Was an occasional contributor to tfnited Ireland, and has written for 
other Irish papers, etc. Born at Carlingford, Co. liouth, about 1867, and 
lived in London and Manchester for many years. His fine poem, " The 
Lianhaun Shee," will be found in "Lyra Celtica," edited by William 
Sharp, and it, with another poem, is also included in "A Treasury of 
Irish Poetry," edited by Stopford Brooke and T. W. Rolleston (1900). 
Boyd ranks with the best poets Ireland has produced. 

BOYD, WILLIAM CARR.— Juvenal's Satikes, three, ten, thirteen, and 
fourteen, with notes, etc. 1844, 12mo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1851. 

BOYLAN, R. DILLON.— Translations of Schiller's Don Carlos, 1870, 8vo ; 
Lessing's Nathan der Weise, 1888, 8vo; and of Goethe's AVilhelm 
Meistek, for Bohn's Classical Library. 

BOYLAN, TERESA C— Frequent contributor of verse to leading Irish and 
American magazines and papers. A native of Kildare, and born on 
June 29, 1868. She went to U.S.A. in 1894, married a Mr. Brayton, and 
now resides m New York. In 1909-10 some poems by her appeared in 
The_ Peasant, a Dublin paper, edited by W. P. Ryan. Among the Irish 
periodicals for which she wrote verse, which was often very graceful and 
pathetic, are the yation, Irish Fireside, Weeldy Keics, We.iimeath Inde- 
pendent, Irish Monthly, Westmeath Emminer,' Yoynrj Ireland etc Also 
Boston Pdot, Young Folks' Paper, and others. Her poems Were often 
signed " T. B. Kilbrook." 

BOYLE, EMILY CHARLOTTE (Countess of Cork).-MEMoiRs and Thoights 
in verse. London, 1886, 8vo. 

BOYLE, ESMERALDA.-The Story of Felice, in verse, London, 1873, 8vo; 

S?*"n T"^/ ?°S™'a Philadelphia, ; Songs of the Land and 

Sea, New York 18/6, 8vo; St. Cecilia's Gates (poems), Dublin, 1890, 8vo. 
On^^nn '^^''<- w ^shmgton U.S.A., of Irish parentage. Is represented in 
^bT. ^ 1 ■ ?°«r 'l'^ ^'^''^^ °^ Ireland's Poets." Wrote a work called 
Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Marylanders." 

^°^1845 ^C"^ ^'""'f'"-' °^ Belfast. In Timperley's "Songs of the Press," 
1845, there are two poems by this writer. 

^°^o^f^' Mv^'T^'^'P^T '?^^'-'Y^°'- of ^erse to Saiion. over signatures 
of Mylo and Pontiac," and to Boston Pilot and New York Metro- 
pohtan I{ecor<:l over those of "J. B.," ■' Jasper Green," and "Roderick 
O Donncll." Born near Banagher, in King's County, IrelandT about 1822 

UtntTTmt V^f ""^ ^''V'' ^^^York (wh'^^re he had settledfon 
Jaiuaiy 7, 188o. Has been wrongly credited by some with the authorship 


of the poems in Nation, etc., signed "Carroll Malone." Published a 
prose work, "Tlie Battlefields of Ireland," in 1870. He was a school 
teacher in New York, and when he died was the senior principal in that 
city, where he had followed the profession for over thirty years. Ho 
wrote the poem " Cathal the Hunter," which is signed " Milo " in Hayes' 
" Ballads of Ireland." He left behind him a widow and seven children, 
and was deeply regretted by all who knew him for his gentleness, modesty, 
and high character. 

BOYLE, JOHN .(fifth Earl of Cork and Orrery).— 1"hb First Ode oi? tite 
FiEST Book op Hokaoe, imitated by J. B., 1741, 8vo; Pyrbha, an imita- 
tion of the fifth Ode of the first book of Horace, 1741, folio, Dublin, 
1742, 8vo ; A Poem sacred to the Memory of Edmund Sheffield, Duke 
OP Buckingham, London, 1736, folio; Pr^hotsiorabili Dominb. . . 
Latin verses eulogistic of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Flora 
Macdonald, 1749, MS. 

Many other works in prose. Born on January 2, 1707, and died on 
November 16, 1762. His " Remarks on the Life and Writings of Jonathan 
Swift " is his best known work. 

BOYLE, MARGARET. — An American poetess, born of Irish parentage at 
Mapleshade, Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 19, 1862. She has been blind 
from childhood, and was educated at the Asylum for the Blind in 
Columbus, Ohio. Her poems have appeared in several American 

BOYLE, MARY LOUISA. — Thei Bridal op Melcha, a dramatic poem. Lon- 
don, 1844, 8vo. 

Also various other works — tales and biographical catalogues of pictures. 
Born in November, 1810, being the daughter of Admiral Sir Courtenay 
Boyle, a younger son of the Earl of Cork and Orrery. Was well acquainted 
with leading litterateurs, numbering amongst her friends such men as 
Tennyson, Dickens, Browning, and Landor. Was a frequent contributor 
to the annuals, etc., in the thirties, and wrote one of the best poems in 
" The Tribute," a collection of pieces edited by the Marquis of North- 
ampton in 18137. Died in Oakley Street, Chelsea, on Monday, April 7, 

BOYLE, MURROUGH (Lord Viscount Blessington).— The Lost Princess, 
a tragedy in five acts and in verse, not printed. 

Son of Dr. Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Armagh (who died in 1702, 
aged 93) ; died on December 25, 1712. 

BOYLE, ROBERT WHELAN.— Quietude, miscellaneous poems, il879; 
Charity', a poem (publicly recited at Crystal Palace in aid of a benevolent 

From 1877 was editor of London Daily Chronicle. Wrote very good 
verse, according to Eyles' " Popular Poets of the Period." Was the son 
of Thomas Boyle, and was born in the North of Ireland. Died on 
November 13, 1889, in his 67th year, and buried at Woking. A few years 
before his death he published an Irish story called " Ijove until Death." 

BOYLE, ROGER (Lord Broghill, afterwards Earl of Cork).— Plays : 
MusTAPHA, 1668; Henry V., 1672; The Black Prince, 1669; Mis. 
Anthony, 1690; Guzman, 1693; Herod, 1694; Altemira, 1702, mostly 
tragedies. Poems on most op the Festivals op the Church, by R. B., 
Dublin {?), 1681, folio. Also some poems in A Collection op Poems, etc., 
1701, 8vo. 


Born at Lismore, Co. Waterford, on April 25, 1621, and was a brother of 
Boyle the philosopher. Eminent as a soldier and statesman, and died on 
October 16, 1679. 
BOYLE, WILLIAM.— A Kish of Brogues, prose and verse. Dublin and 
London, 1899, 8vo. ,.^-1,1, 

This volume of racy Irish stories and poems, and his admirable plays, 
have placed Mr. Boyle in the front rank of Irish writers. They show 
marvellous knowledge of the people, and are redolent of the Irish atmos- 
phere. The humour and pathos of his stories place them far above many 
Irish books more widely advertised. He is a native of Dromiskin, 
Co. Louth, and was born in 1853. He was educated at St. Marys 
College, Dundalk, and entered the Inland Revenue branch of the Civil 
Service in 1874. He has since that time written a great deal of Irish 
verse for Irish papers, particularly Nation, United Ireland, Irish Fireside, 
Young Ireland, etc., and many of his stories have appeared in the two 
last-named journals, as well as in the People's Friend of Dundee. He 
is represented as a poet in "Emerald Gems," Dublin, 1885, and 
O'Donoghue's " Humour of Ireland," 1894. He has also written for Young 
Folks, etc. One or two of his songs have been set to music, and have 
become popular notably, "Molly Dooley." Of late years he has 
devoted himself to the writing of Irish plays, and there is no doubt that 
"The Building Fund," "Eloquent Dempsey," and "The Mineral 
Workers," are the truest and best Irish comedies of the Irish revival. 

BOYSE, JOHN.— Sacramental Htiins, etc., mostly by himself, but several 
by "other hands." London, 1693, 8vo. 

Also accounts of the sieges of Limerick and Derry, 1690. 

BOYSE, SAMUEL.— Translations and Poems, etc., Edinburgh, 1731, 8vo ; 
Deity, a poem, 1739, 8vo ; another edition, 1749, 8vo ; The Praise of 
Peace, a poem in three cantos, from the Dutch, 1742, 8vo ; The Canter- 
bury Tales, modernised by S. B., etc., 1741, 8vo; another edition, 1742, 
12mo ; The Tears op the Muses, a poem sacred to the memory of Anne, 
late Viscountess of Stormont, Edinburgh, 1736, 8vo. 

His poems have been reprinted over and over again. He wrote other 
works. He was born in Dublin in 1708, and was educated at Dublin and 
Glasgow. Led a wretched life, and died in destitution near Shoe Lane, 
London, in May, 1746. Fielding, the novelist, thought his poem on 
" Deity " a fine one, and other writers have also praised it very highly. 

BOYSE, THOMAS. — Of Bannow, Co. Wexford. Is referred to as a poet in 
W. M. Downes' " Poems." He was a great friend of Thomas Moore, 
and is referred to several times in Moore's " Diary," especially in vol. 7, 
pp. 110-120. He died in 1854. (See George Griffith's " Wexford," p. 322.) 

BRACKEN, THOMAS. — Behind the Tombs, and other Poems, Melbourne, 
1871, 8vo; Flowers of the Frbelands, Melbourne, 1877, 8vo ; Lays of 
the Maori and Moa, London, 1884, 8vo ; Maoriland Musings, Welling- 
ton, N.Z., Sydney, N.S.W., 1890; Musings from M.vori Land, Dunedin, 

Born in Ireland in 1843; went to Australia (Victoria) in 1855, accord- 
ing to Douglas Sladen ; others say 1853. After an eventful career, 
settled down in New Zealand, where he became a newspaper proprietor 
at Dunedin. Was n member of the Legislature of New Zealand, and 
died early in 1898. A collected edition of his poems was to have been 
published, with a preface by the late Sir George Grey, but I have not 
heard of its appearance, 


BRADEY, BARNEY.— See Parkes, W. T. 

BRADLEY, DANIEL. — Musings in Exile, poems, Glasgow, 1894. 

Born in Derry in December, 1852, and educated at Catholic schools 
there. Went to Glasgow in 1872, and now works there in an engineering 
firm. Has written verse for United Ireland, Derry Journal, Donegal 
Indicator, People's Journal (Dundee), Glasgow Weelcly Mail, etc. 

BRADSHAW, REV. GEORGE BUTLER.— Condemned fok their Country; 
or, No Irish need apply, prose and verse, Dublin, 1868, 8vo; Poetical 
Portraits of tub Good, the Giitted, and the Beautiful,, and other poems. 
New Maiden and London, 1882, 8vo ; The Gossiping Tongue, and other 
salutary satires (in verse), second edition, Clapham, 1880, 8vo; Victoria's 
Dream, and other poems; Tears and Rainbows; or. Heavenly Rainbows 
ON Earthly Sorrows (poems) ; and other collections. 

A very eccentric character. Was at first a Professor and Examiner at 
Science and Art Department, South Kensington, tut was dismissed, as 
he alleges, on account of his nationality. Became a clergyman after- 
wards of New Maiden, Surrey. Was in some way related to the Marquis 
of Ormonde. Died at the age of 79 in London, June 19, 1901, as the 
result of burns received in a fire at his lodgings. 

BRADSHAW, THOMAS (of Belfast).— Friendship's Memorial, or hymns 
and miscellaneous pieces. London and Edinburgh, 1856, 18mo. 

BRADY, CHARLES.— Poems upon Various Occasions. Blyth, 1829, 8vo. 

BRADY, CHARLOTTE WESTROPP.— Christian Songs, a collection of hymns 
set to music by Sir F. W. Brady. London, 1894, 8vo. 

Probably a sister of Sir Francis Wm. Brady, Q.C., the well-known Irish 
lawyer and amateur musician, who was himself a writer of occasional 
verse, and who died recently. 

BRADY, J. P. — The Wrongs of Erin, a patriotic poem. Dublin, 1832, 8vo. 

BRADY, SIR MAZIERE. — A Poem on the Marriage of Princess Charlotte, 
Dublin, 1816, 8vo, 32 pp. (prize poem of T.C.D.) ; A Poem on the 
Marriage of the Prince or Wales, Dublin, 1863, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin, July 20, 1796, B.A., T.C.D. , 1816; M.A., 1819. He 
obtained the Vice-Chancellor's prize for English verse at T.C.D. He was 
an eminent lawyer, and became Lord Chancellor of Ireland. He died 
April 13, 1871. Notes and Queries, 5th series, vols. x. and xiv., speaks 
highly of his poetical poems, and quotes one of his pieces. 

BRADY, REY. NICHOLAS, D.D.— New Version of the Psalms of David, 
in conjunction with Nahum Tate, London, 1695, 8vo ; The jEneids op 
Virgil, in English verse, 4 vols., London, 1716, etc. ; The Rape, a tragedy 
in five acts, and in verse, 1692, 4to; and many sermons. 

Born at Bandon, Co. Cork, October 28, 1659. Educated at Westminster 
School and at Christ Church, Oxford. Also B.A., T.C.D. , 1685; M.A., 
1686; B.D. and D.D., 1699. Held a valuable living in London. Died 
May 20, 1726. 

BRADY, THOMAS JOHN BELLINGHAM.— A frequent contributor to 
Kottabos; and also collaborated with Professor R. Y. Tyrrell and M. C. 
Cullinan in " Hesperidum Susurri," a collection of translations of 
English poems into Latin and Greek. London and Cambridge, 1867, 8vo. 
There are twenty of his pieces in " Dublin Translations," 1890. He was 
born in Dublin on March 15, 1841, being the son of the late Dr. Thomas 


Brady, of Dublin rniversitv. He was educated at T.C.D., becoming Sch., 
1859; B.A., 18G1; U.A., 18G'); LL.B. and LL.D.. 1880. He was one of 
the Assistant CommissioiievR of Intormediatc- Education in Ireland, and 
died on March 31, 191(1. 

6RANAGAN, THOMAS.— Aveni.4, or a tragical poem on the oppression of the 
human species, etc., in six books, with notes. Philadelphia, 1805, 12mo. 
Other works. 

BRANN, KEY. HENRY A., D.D.— Born in Parkstown, Co. Meath. and went to 
America in 1849. He graduated at St. Francis Xavier College, Xew 
York, in 1857, and was the first priest ordained at the American College, 
Rome, in 1862, and its first D.D. in same year. He is the author of 
several books, including a " Life of Archbishop Hughes," and of various 
poems, and is represented in Eliot Eyder's " Household Library of 
Catholic Poets." He is pastor of St. Elizabeth's, Xew York, and is a 
contributor to several of the Catholic journals of that city. 

BRANNAN, WM. PENN (?).— The Habp of .\ Thousand Steinc.s; or. 
L.UGHTER FOR A LIFETIME; Vagabies OF Vandyke Beown. Cincinnati, 

Fsed the pseudonym of "Vandyke Brown." Was an admirable 
portrait-painter, but elected to follow the literary profession. Born in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 22, 1825 ; died there on August 9, 1866. 
Included in Coggeshall's " Poets and Poetry of the AVest." 

BREDIN, REY. ANTHONY. — Author of a work, now very scarce, entitled 
" A Description of the Isle of Saints,'' to which he prefixed a lengthy 
Latin poem, which is copied into Watty Cox's lii.<sh Manazlne for June, 
1810. It is in praise of Ireland. The book above referred to was written and 
printed in Eome, whither the author, who was a Clare man, had fled on 
Cromwell's arrival in Ireland. 

BREEN, HENRY H.— The Diamond Eock, and other poems. Loudon, 1849, 

Also a novel and one or two other works on '■ St. Lucia " and '■ Modern 
English Literature." Born in Kerry in 180-5, and died in 1882. "Was 
educated at Paris, and settled at St. Lucia, in the AVest Indies, in 1829. 
In 1838 he received a high official appointment in that place. 

BREEN, P. G. T.— HiTGH O'Xeill's "War, etc., poems. Chicago, 1882. 

BRENAN, JOHN, M.D. — ^Poetic.\l Eeview op the Irish Bar. Dublin, 

A notable satirist and poet. Born at Ballaghide, Co. Carlow, in or 
about 1768, and died in Dublin in 1830. He was the John Brenaii and 
"J. B." who wrote a lot of poems and translations in the Antholof/ia 
miemica. 1793, etc., and in the Seniiinental and Masonic Magazine, 
1794, Walker's Hibernian Magazine, Xovember, 1805, etc. Conducted a 
caustic periodical, entitled the Milesian Magazine, to which he also contri- 
buted poetry, chiefly satirical. On the cover of this magazine is the 
notice — "Price to friends, 3s.; to enemies, 2s. 6d." His "Poetical 
Eeview," above referred to, appeared in this magazine, which came out at 
very erratic intervals. One of his poems is in Croker's "Popular Songs 
of Ireland," and he is in the anonymous section of Ealph Yarian's 
" Harp of Erin." There is a volume of his poems, chiefly uncollected in 
the Gilbert Library, Dublin. 

BRENAN, JOHN CHURCHILL.— The Child of the Fairies, and other 
poems. London, 1864, 16mo. 


BRENAN, JOSEPH. — Distinguished contributor of poems to Sat ion and 
Irishman during the '48 period,- over the signature of " J. B., Cork." 
and " J. B — n." Was born in Corli on November 17, 1828 — (Appleton's 
'■ Dictionary of American Biography " says 1829) — and not in the North 
of Ireland, as- John Savage says in his '' '98 and '48." He entered the 
journalistic profession about 1847, and edited the Irishman in 1849. In 
October, 1849, he went to America, after an attack on the Cappoquin 
police barracks, in which he was supposed to have been implicated. He 
married a sister of John Savage, by i\hom he had four children. In 
1853 he became partially blind through an attack of yellow fever, and 
during the last year of his life almost wholly blind. He was first on the 
staff of iN'cic Orleans Delia, but became editor of the Tety Orleans Times 
soon after he settled in that city, and died there on May 28, 1857 
(according to Ckisby's " Annual Obituary '' for 1857). He wrote a little 
for Dolman's Magazine (see vol. iii., page .584. for example). There is' a 
hitherto unpublished poem of his in Shamnicl;, vol. 5, p. 412. In the 
yatioii. of July 18 and August 8, 1857, there are poems by him, reprinted 
from the yew Orleans Sundajj Times. 

BRENNAN, JULIA SULLIYAN.— Author of a volume of poems, probably 
published in Chicago, where she resides. Some of her poems are in 
"Rhymes with Reason, Irish and American Poems, a garland of Irish 
Shamrocks," Chicago, 1911. 

BRENNAN, EDWARD JOHN.— Bianoa, poems and ballads, London, 1867, 
4to ; A Lamentation on Republican France, Rome and London, 1870, 
8vo; Ambrosia Amoris, etc., Dublin and London, 1870, 8vo; The Witch 
OF Nemi, and other poems, Guildford, 1873, 8vo; new edition, London, 
1881; The Footprints op Albe (attributed to him), 1874, 8vo; Thb 
Tribune Reflects, and other poems, London and Dublin, 1881, 8vo ; Two 
Gallian Laments, and some verses, London and Dublin, 1884, 8vo. 

Is the son of Kev. William Brennan, a former rector of Lusk, Co. 
Dublin. Born in Dublin, February 21, 1845, and educated at T.C.D., 
where he does not appear to Jiave graduated. Writer for the English 
society journals, and editor of Piccadilly for a time. Is a Fellow of the 
Society of Arts and of the Royal Geograiphical Society. Known as 
" E. St. John Brenon.^' Contributed to Kottahos, the poetical magazine 
carried on by members of T.C.D. He was concerned in a remarkable 
law-suit tried in Dublin in June, 1909. 

BRETT, SISTER M.— Several of the hymns in the volume entitled " Hymns 
and Devotions " in honour of the " Virgin Mother of Good Counsel," 
edited by Rev. James A. Nowlan, Dublin, 1885, are by this nun, who 
belongs to the Poor Clares Convent, Harold's Cross, Dublin. 

BRETT, PETER. — Brett's MiscELUiNY, being a collection of divine, moral, 
historical, and entertaining sayings, etc. Dublin, 1748, 12mo. 

Prose and verse, mostly by himself. Was parish clerk of Clondalkin, 
and schoolmaster at Castleknock. 

BREW, MISS M. W. — Wrote verse for Irish Monthly during recent years, 
and was the author of two Irish novels, "The Burtons of Dunroe," 
London, 1880, and " Chronicles of Castle Qoyne," London, 1885. Died 
a few years ago. 

BRINDLEY, LOUIS H. — A writer of much clever verse in The Jarvey, a comic 
paper published in Dublin a few years ago, and also a contributor to 
several other Dublin journals. In conjunction with W. P. French (q.v.) 
he wrote " Strongbow, or the Bride of the Battlefield," a piece set to 
music by W. H. Collisson, and performed at Queen's Theatre, Dublin, ^in 1892. 


BRISTOW, A.— The Ma.niac, a tale; or, A View of BBiHLBHBii Hospital; 
also The Mekits of Woman, a poem from the French, with poetical pieces 
on various subjects. London, ISilOj 8vo. 

Was an Ulsterman, as is evident from references in tlie book. 

BRODERICK, JOHN F.— The Vageant Lover's Leap, etc., a poem. Boston 
(Mass.), 1892, 16mo. 

BRODERICK, REV. ALAN.— Songs of the People, London, 1866, Svo; 
Forest Poems, London, 1869, Svo. 

Vicar of Bramsham, Wiltshire. A couple of poems by him in Vuhlin 
University Magazine for 1860 — one of them Irish. A member of Lord 
Midleton's family. 

BROGGIN, MARY. — The Pettycoat, a poem . . ., written by , late 

of Westminster School, a King's Scholar, and now published by a lady 
(M. B.). Dublin, 1738, 4to. 

BRONTE, ANNE, CHARLOTTE, AND EMILY.— Each of these celebrated 
sisters wrote verse, some of it of ai high order of merit, but Ireland has 
only a partial claim on them. Therefore I merely set down their names 

BRONTE, REV. PATRICK.— Cottage Poems, Halifax, 1811 ; Svo ; The Rural 
Minstrel, descriptive poems, Halifax, 1813, 12mo ; The Phenomenon, 
Bradford, 1824 ; Collected Works, edited by J. Horsfall Turner, 
Bingley, 1898, Svo. 

Father of the celebrated Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. 
His real name was Prunty (O'Prointy originally), and he was the son 
of Hugh Prunty, a peasant farmer of Aliaderg, Co. Down, and was born 
there on March 17, 1777. Married an English lady in 1812, and obtained 
a living in England. Had seven children, and survived them all, dying 
on June 7, 1861, at Haworth, Yorkshire, of which place he was vicar. 

BRONTE, PATRICK BRANWELL.— Son of the above, was also a writer of 
verse, some examples of which are quoted in books about the Brontes, 
and also in " Memorials of the House of Blackwood " by Mrs. Oliphant. 
He led a wretched and dissipated life, and died on Sept. 26, 1848, 
aged 37. 

BROOKE, MISS.— See E. Fairfax Byrrne. 

BROOKE, CHARLOTTE.— Reliqbes of Irish Poetry, translated by Miss 
C. B., Dublin, 1789, 4to. 

To the edition of 1816 are prefixed " Memoirs of Charlotte Brooke," 
by Aaron Crossley Hobart Seymour. " An Irish Tale" is added to first 
edition of her "Keliques." She also wrote a tragedy called " BelisariuSj" 
which was not printed, it seems, and edited her father's collected works. 
Was one of twenty-two children, all of whom she survived ; born about 
1750, died at Longford, March 29, 1803. In 1795 she published in Belfast 
No. 1 of a Gaelic magazine entitled Bolg Tsolair. No further numbers 
appear to have been issued. 

BROOKE, FRANCES.— Virginia, tragedy, also Odes, Pastorals, and 
Translations, London, 1756, Svo; Siege of Sinope, tragedy, 1781, Svo; 
RosiNA, comic opera, 1783, Svo; Marion, musical piece, 1788, 8vo.' 

Sister of Edward Moore the poet, and possibly of Irish origin. Born 
in 1724, married Rev. John Brooke in or about 1756, and died on 
January 23 (or 26), 1789, at Sleaford, Lincolnshire. 


BROOKE, HENRY.— Umveusal Beauty, a jxiem, 1735, folio; Jerusaleai 
Deuveeed, parts 1 and 2, from Tasso, 1738, 8vo; Fables fob the Female 
Sex, by H. B. and Edward Moore, 1744, 8vo; The Songs in Jack the 
Giant Quellek, an antique history, second edition, Dublin, 1749, 8vo ; 
The Canterbuhy Tales Modehmsed (by H. B., G. Ogle, etc.), 1741, 8vo; 
The Temple of Hymen, a fable, Dublin, 1769, 12mo ; A Collection of 
THE Pieces fohmeely published by H. B., ... to which are added 
several plays and poems now first printed, London, 4 vols., 1778, 8vo ; 
The Poetical Works of H. B., revised by the original manuscript, etc., 
edited by Miss C. Brooke, third edition, 4 vols., Dublin, 1792, '8vo. His 
plays are as follows : Gustavus Vasa, tragedy, 1739, 8vo ; The Eakl of 
Westmobeland, tragedy, 1741 ; Jack the Giant Quellbe, opera, 1748, 
Svo; The Eael op Essex, tragedy, 1761, 8vo (this was translated into 
French by Charles Des Poliers) ; Antony and Cleopatea, tragedy ; The 
Imposteb, tragedy; Cymbeline, tragedy; Montezuma, tragedy; The 
Vestal Virgin, tragedy ; The Contending Brothers, comedy ; The 
Charitable Association, oomedy; The Female Officer, comedy; The 
Mabbiage Contract, comedy ; Ruth, oratorio (all these are in his collected 
works) ; Eedemption, a poem (apparently posthumously printed), Dublin, 
1800, 12mo. 

Born at 'Rantavan, Co. Cavan, about 1703. His mother's name was 
Digby. (For information about the Brooke family, see C H. Wilson's 
" Brookiana," and also Rev. R. S. Brooke's " Recollections of the Irish 
Church ") (second series.) Educated at T.C.D., and entered the Temple, 
London. His famous novel, "The Fool of Quality," appeared in 1766- 
1767, in 5 vols., and has been often reprinted. He had twenty-two 
children, and died in Dublin on October 10, 1783. In his " Jack the 
Giant Queller," the songs are mostly set to Irish airs. He was one of 
the first to use them in an opera. 

BROOKE, REY. JAMES MARK SAURIN.— Hymns fob Special Occsasions. 
London, 1894. 

Born at Warrenpoint, Co. Down, on April 23, 1842, being the son of 
Rev. Canon Brooke and Lucy, daughter of Right Rev. Dr. Saurin, Bishop 
of Dromore. Was educated at Leicester and at T.C.D., whence he 
graduated. Served for a time in the Army, but entered the Church in 
1867. Is now rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, London, E'.C. Has published ^ 
several works. 

BROOKE, REY. RICHARD SINCLAIR, D.D.— Poems, illustrative of Grace, 
Creation, Suffering, Dublin, 1852, 8vo ; Hymns, for the use of the Episcopal 
Mariners' Church at Kingstown, selected by R. S. B., 1841, 12mo; My 
Fossils, prose and verse, vol. i. (all published), Dublin, 1880, 12mo. 

B.A., T.C.D., 1827 ; M.A., 1858; B.D. and D.D., 1860. Descended from 
above Henry Brooke, and lather of the following well-known writer. 
Three of his religious pieces in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra." Wrote one or 
two other works, such as "The Story of Parson Annaly," 1870, and 
" Recollections of the Irish Church," 1877, etc., which contains a great 
deal of literary information, and is well worth reading. He died on 
August 6, 1882, aged 80. 

BROOKE, STOPFORD AUGUSTUS.— Riquet of the Tuft, a love 
drama in prose and verse, and in three acts (anonymously), 1880, 8vo. 
Christian Hymns, for the use of his own congregation, edited by him, 
1881; Poems,, London, 1888, Svo. 

Author of many works, comprising critical essays, etc.,vand sermons. Is 
the son of Rev. R. S. Brooke, and was born at Glendoen Manse, near 
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, on November 14, 1832. B.A., T.C.D., 1856; 


M.A., 1862. Gave up his living in the Church of England from 
conscientious motives, and is no«' a Unitarian. Mr. Brooke's primer of 
" Knglish Literature," his "History of Early English Literature," and 
some of his critical studies entitle him to a foremost place among 
living English literary historians and critics. He has done not a little 
for Irish literature also, and was for a time President of the Irish Literary 
Society of London. He is co-editor with his son-in-law, Mr. T. W. 
Eolleston, of "A Treasury of Irish Poetry," 1900, perhaps the best collec- 
tion of English verse by Irish poets that has yet been made. 

BROOKE, THOMAS DIGBY.— The Exemplary Life of the Piors Lady 
GuiON, translated from her own account in the original French, to which 
is added a new translation of her short and easy method of prayer. 
Dublin, 1775. 8vo. 

Contains twelve of Lady Guion's poems in English verse. Brooke was, 
it appears from a reference in the article on Governor Robert Brooke, in 
" Dictionary of National Biography," nephew of the latter, and therefore 
of Henry Brooke, the poet and dramatist ; consequently cousin of Char- 
lotte Brooke, and a relative of William Henry Brooke, the artist. Was, 
it is said. Colonial Secretary of St. Helena, of which his uncle Robert was 
governor, and compiled a " History of St. Helena," 1821. 

BROOKES, SHERIDAN (?),— Calypso, Queen of Ogtgia, a burlesque in 
verse (Lacy's collection of plays, 1850, etc.), 12mo. 

BROOKS, HENRY F. — The Yictohies of the Sutlej, a prize poem, together 
with the Sailor's Chhistjcas Eve, and other pieces. Dublin, 1848. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1850. 

BROUGHAM, JOHN.— A Basket of Chips, 2 vols.. New York, 1855, 12mo; 
The Bunsby Papers : Life, Stories, and Poems, by J. B., edited hv 
AV. Winter, Boston, 1881, 8vo. 

The full list of his seventy -five dramatic pieces would take up too much 
space here. AVrote libretti for three operas, " Blanche de Nevers." 
" The Demon Lovers," and " Bride of Venice," and numerous songs, etc. 
He was born in Dublin, on May 19, 1814 ; became an actor of note, and 
manager of theatres ; settled in New York, where he died June 7, 1880. 
Said to have been the original of Lever's " Harry Lorrequer." 

BROWN, FRANCES.— The Star of Atteghei, and other poems, London, 
1844, 8vo; Lyrics and Miscellaneous Poems, Edinburgh, 1848, 16mo; 
Pictures and Songs of Home, London, 1856 ,12mo ; besides many stories. 
Born at Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, on January IB, 1816. Blind from 
infancy, and known in after years as " The blind poetess." Wrote some 
tuneful pieces, including " Songs of our Land," for Irish Penny Journal, 
1840-41, over her initials. In the Athencaum, 1841, and onwards, there 
are many poems by her, and its then editor was her friend and benefactor. 
She died on August 25, 1879. Rev. Charles Roger, in his " Lyra Britan- 
nica," sa,ys she was born on June 18, 1818. She obtained a small pension 
on the Civil List. She wrote several novels, and a most successful child's 
book, "Granny's Wonderful Chair," recently reprinted. 

BROWN, JOHN.— One of Thomas Moore's earliest college companions and 
friends. Translated poems from the Irish for Bunting's collection of Irish 
music. Moore says his life was " amiable, honourable and exemplary " 
He died in September, 1808, in the island of Marie Galante whither he 
was taken by the French, who had captured him on his way from Antigua 
to another island. He was born in Belfast, and had been encaged in 
mercantile affairs in Dublin. (See Moore's " Diary," vol vii p° 342 ) 


BROWN, JOHN. — A poet of Ramelton, Co. Donegal, born in that neighbour- 
iiood in 1835. Wrote largely for Belfast and Derry papers over signature 
of " jShaun." He was for a time connected with Derrij Journal. Ho was 
locally popular as a poet. He wrote occasionally for The Lwriip, a Ijondon 
Catholic journal, and died at the age of 24, on February 22, 1859. 

BROWN, JOHN HENRY.— Poems, Lybical ajvd Dbamatic. Ottawa, 1892. 

Born of Irish parents in Ottawa, April 29, 18-59. Entered Canadian 
civil service in 1882, and is a clerk in Canadian postal service. Wrote 
largely for Ottawa Week. 

BROWN, JOHN PATRICK.— Irish-American poet, represented in Connolly's 
" Household Library of Ireland's Poets." Also published an Irish 
historical work, " The Maclaughlins of Clan Owen," Boston (Mass.), 1879, 
12mo. Born of Irish parents at Philadelphia, in 1839, and is at present, 
I think, a lawyer practising in Boston. 

BROWN, REV. MICHAEL B.— Born near Plattsburg, Nebraska, of Irish 
parentage, on September 20, 18'40, and now probably dead. He was 
ordained in 1867, and was for some years professor of philosophy at the 
University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He wrote largely in verse and prose 
for the Catholic press, and is represented in Eliot Kyder's "Household 
Library of Catholic Poets." 

BROWN, REY. NICHOLAS.— The North Country Wedding and The Fire, 
two poems (anonymously), Dublin, 1722, 4to. 

Called Browne in Todd's List of Dublin Graduates. Is represented 
in Concanen's collection of " Poems by Several Hands," 1724, by the two 
long (poems above mentioned. Sch. T.C.D., 1680; B.A., 1682; M.A., 
168S. He was rector of the parishes of Dromore and Bossossory in 
Fermanagh, and is mentioned in Rev. R. S. Brooke's "Recollections of 
the Irish Church" as an Irish speaker and a very popular pastor. His 
poems are interesting. 

BROWN, REY. W. WALLACE. — Christ the Life ojt Lives, with other poems, 
Belfast, 1887, 8vo. 

Preface is addressed from BrookhOl, near Lisburn. 

BROWNE, ARTHUR, LL.D., M.R.I.A.— Miscellaneous Sketches, 2 vols., 
prose and verse (printed, not published). London, 1798, 8vo. 

Author of various poems, a few of which are included in above volume. 
He was son of the Rev. Marmaduke Browne, rector of Newport, Rhode 
Island, U.S.A., and was nrobably born there. He came to Irelan4 in 1771 
or 1772, and entered T.C.D., where he graduated. He eventually (1791) 
became M.P. for the University, and died in 1805. His learning was very 
extensive, and he wrote several valuable works on civil and ecclesiastical 
law, and on " Greek Accents." He it was who discovered the site of 
Tempe. Another work of his was " Hussen O'D. ; or, Beauty and the 
Heart," an allegory translated from the Persian (Dublin, 1801, 4to). He 
was re-elected to the Irish Parliament by his University in 1797, and at 
first voted against the Union, but finally suppiprted it. He became a 
Fellow of T.C.D. in 1777, King's Counsel ip. 1795, and Privy Councillor 
and Attorney-General later. In politics h6 was very moderate. He is 
said to have written a work on the Treaty tof Limerick, "but I have not 
been able to discover it. Moore, in his " Diary," refers to him as an 
admirable scholar, but says he published a collection of bad Latin poems. 


BROWNE, CHARLES THOMAS.— Irene, a poem (over pseudonym of 
"Alexander de Comyn "), London, 1844, 8vo; The PKOPriET s Vision, 
and other poems, London, 18.52, 8vo ; and one or two other works. 

Born, probably in England, in 182.5, died in 1868. Graduated at 
T.C.D.,' it is said, but is not in Todd's List. Contributed verse to Black- 
wood's Magazine. 

BROWNE, EMMA ALICE. — A rather good Amorican poetess, included in 
Coggeshall's " Poets and Poetry of the West." Was a. blood relation of 
Mrs. Hemans, one of her parents being Irish. 

BROWNE, FRANCIS. — Leisure Hours, in verse, Nottingham, 1847, 12mo; 
Lyra Rudis, London and Nottingham, 1847, 16mo; University Prize 
Poems, Dublin, 1849, 16mo. 

BROWNE, J. JEMMETT.— Songs of Many Seasons, London, 1879 (1878), 
8vo. ; and a novel in 1886. 

Eldest son of Rev. John Browne, of Riverstown, Co. Cork. Born 
December 6, 1832. Matriculated at Worcester College, Oxford, on March 
17, 1&32; and B.A. of Corpus Christi College, 18.j-5. Entered Lincoln's 
Inn, April 18, 1859, and called to the bar, April 30, 1867. 

BROWNE, MAURICE.— A national school teacher in Co. Tipperary, but 
probably born in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. He has written a good deal 
for papers of the South, as well as for the defunct Irishman and the 
Weekly News, over signature of " Maggie." 

BROWNE, STEPHEN HOWSE.— The E.xile, a poem. Dublin, 1874, 12mo. 
A doctor, of Gorey, Co. Wexford. 

BROWNE, THOMAS. — The leading spirit of the famous Comet newspaper, 
brought out in 1830, principally to oppose the Established Church of 
Ireland. He was originally a miller in Queen's County, but drifted into 
journalism, and was editor of the above-named journal, John Sheehan 
(q.v.) being sub-editor. Both were prosecuted by the Government, and 
sentenced to fines and imprisonment tor their boldness. Browne, accord- 
ing to J. C. O'Callaghan's " Green Book," wrote the first part of " The 
Parson's Horn Book," 1831, which was ii reprint of pieces from the paper; 
but that can hardly be the case. He was, however, probably " J. G.," who 
executed most of it. His usual nom de guerre was "Jonathan Buck- 
thorn," and he may also have been " Foudriaiigle." Some of his contribu- 
tions were in verse. For the second part of " The Parson's Horn Book," 
and " The Valentine Postbag " he also wrote. He is said to have parted 
with Sheehan, and to have brought out a paper of his own, Buckthorn' s 
Comet; but the statement seems doubtful. He emigrated to the United 
States, and before leaving Ireland was presented with a testimonial which 
enabled him to start a business y.-\t\\ success. He became a miller with 
a large trade, and died in good circumstances at Cincinnati. He had also 
tried journalism there, but did not succeed. He was born, I believe, in 

BROWNE, THOMAS J. — Controversial Letters in Rhyme, between [Thomas 
J. Browne and Patrick iLowth] two country schoolmasters in the county 
of Heath. Trim, 1839, JSvo. 

This pamphlet was p*jblished by Lowth, a Protestant of Skryne, and 
contains his controversy ^^•ith Browne, a Catholic of Johnstown, upon 
Catholicism and the Bible. Browne was a native of Co. Wicklow, and 
died on October 8, 1870, at Crumlin, Co. Dublin. 


BROWNRIGG, ANNIE E.— Tbanslations. Dublin, 1862, 8vo. 

Chiefly from the German poets, and a few from Moore, Longfellow, and 
Hood into German. 

BROWNRIGG, WILLIAM BOOKEY.— Chronicles op Beiiish Peogress, 
interspersed with good British Alternatives (verse). Dublin, 1887, 8vo. 
Also published some pamphlets on political and social subjects. Was a 
pronounced loyalist, and very eccentric in some of 'his idea.s about Ireland, 
which he calls " West Britain " invariably. A landowner in Co. Kildare. 
Sch. T.C.D., 1856; B.A., 1859. Had a distinguished University career. 
Died at end of September, 1906, aged about 79. 

BRYANT, MICHAEL. — Albion's Queen; or. The Sufferings op Innocence, 
a poem on Queen Caroline, London, 1820, 8vo ; The Harmonist's Pee- 
OBPTOE (songs), London, 1825, 12mo ; Original Comic and Irish Songs, 
London, 1827, 12mo ; The Blackbird (a selection of some of his songs), 
London, 1840, 12mo. 

Is included in Carpenter's " New Irish Song Book." Was " of the 
Coburg," now the Victoria Tlieatre. Author of " Katty Mooney," etc., 
and doubtless Irish. 

BRYANTON, ROBERT CROWE.— The ^sopiad, a poem on the merits and 
demerits of certain performers at the Theatre Royal, Smock Alley. 
Dublin, 1784, 4to ; another edition, Dublin, 1785, 12mo. 

The above work is believed to be by this writer, who graduated LL.B. 
at T.C.D in 1789. It has also been attributed to a surgeon named Smyth. 

BRYCE, JAMES. — Poetical Scraps and Sketches. Belfast, 1842. 

Under pseudonym of " Dominick Dunwoodie." Bryee wrote also " The 
Battle of Ballynahinch." 

BRYSON, JOHN.— Moments of Musing. London, 1875. 

Of Ulster parentage, and lived at Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, for 
some years. Died at an early age. 

BRYSON, WILLIAM A. — An University Prize Poem, on His Majesty's 
entrance upon the 50th year of his reign, Dublin, 1809, 8vo ; Poems, 
Dublin, 1812, 8vo. 

Son of the Rev. William Bryson of Antrim, where he was born. B.A., 
T.C.D. , 1812. He was unsuccessful in his efforts to get a fellowship at 
T.C.D. , and in 1814 committed suicide by drowning himself in Six Mile 
Water, Antrim, opppsite Massareene Castle. He was buried beside the 
old meeting-house in Antrim. 

BUCKLEY, REY. MICHAEL BERNARD.— Remains, with Memoir edited by 
Rev. Charles Davis, 1874, 8vo. 

A poet and lecturer, and biographer of the Rev. Arthur O'Leary. Born 
in Cork, March 9. 1831. Specimens of his English and Latin verse may 
be seen in his " Remains." Was ordained in 18.55, and died on May 17, 
1872. He wrote poems for Nation and Duffy's Fireside Magazine over 
signatures of " L. D. Y." (final letters of his name) and^' Y., Cork." 

BUCKLEY, PATRICK J.— Pbncillings by the Way, — ; Rome, verse, — 

Born of Irish parentage at Halifax, Nova Sootia, about 1844, and is now 
dead. He studied for the priesthood in Montreal, but eventually became 
a lawyer. I cannot give the dates or place of publication of his two 
yerse-pamphlets mentioned above, 


BUCKLEY, KEY. ROBERT WILLIAM, D.D.— Metkical Translations and 
Lyrics, London, 1869, 8vo. 

Son of the late Benjamin Buckley, of Rathgar, Dublin, and probably 
born there about 1840. B.A., T.C.D., 1860; M.A., 1867 ; B.D. and D.D., 
1877. Was a contributor to Kottabos. He held the curacy of St. 
Thomas's, Stockport, for some years, and afterwards, I think, became a 
vicar in the West End of London, where he died on December 31, 1897. 

BUGGY, KEYIN T.— Author of various poems, one of them a very popular 
one, named " The Saxon Shilling," which appeared on January 16, 1843, 
in the Belfast Vimlifator, and was reprinted in the j\'ation of January 28. 
Wrote other verse for Vindicator, and perhaps for Nation. He was the 
second son of Michael Buggy, of Kilkenny, where he was born March 6, 
1817. He was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in November, 1841. He 
had edited a paiper called the Kilkenny Journal, and succeeded C. G. 
Duffy as editor of the Belfast Vindicator. For the Citizen he wrote a tale 
entitled " The Cousins," which ran through a few numbers, and Mr. 
Martin McDermott thinks he penned most of those songs at the end of 
each number of the magazine not set to music. Is described by Mr. 
McDermott as " a rough, unkempt, slovenly, hearty kind of man_, and of 
great ability." In "Here and There through Ireland," by Miss Mary 
Banim, he is referred to at some length. He wrote a little for Tait's 
Magazine, and died in Belfast on August 18, 1843, aged 27. An elaborate 
monument was placed' over his gl-ave in Friar's Bush Cemetery, Belfast, 
by means of a public subscription. 

BUICK, REY. GEORGE, LL.D. — Author of many poems in Cassell's publica- 
tions and in various Irish papers. Some of them are very creditable. 
Graduated B.A., 1861; M.A., 1862, Queen's College, Belfast. Was 
appointed minister of CuUybackey, Co. Antrim, in 1868, and died in 1904. 
Is represented in Paul's " Modern Irish Poets." 

BURDY, REY. SAMUEL.— Aedglass ; or. The Ruined Castles ; also The 
Transformation, with other poems. Dublin, 1802, 8vo. 

Author of a "Life of Rev. Philip Skelton " (1792), " A Tour of u few 
Days to Londonderry and the Giant's Causeway " (Dublin, 1807), and a 
" History of Ireland " (1817). Born at Dromore, Co. Down, probably in 
1754; of 'Huguenot descent. ,Sch. T.C.D., 1780; B.A., 1781. Died March 7, 
1820, and is buried at Kilclief, Co. Down. Was never married. 

BURGH, WALTER.— Hymns, and Songs, edited by W. B. Dublin, 

BURGH, WALTER HUSSEY.— Distinguished Irish statesman, born in Co. 
Kildare, August 23, 1742 ; died on September 29, 1783. Wrote a good 
deal of verse. See Hercules Ellis's " Songs of Ireland," where several 
pieces of his appeared for the first time. A piece of Ellis's, entitled 
" The Wounded Bird," is given as his in C. A. Read's " Cabinet of Irish 

BURK, EDWARD.— The Hurricane, a poem. Bath, 1844. 

BURK, JOHN DALY.— Bunker Hill, a play, New York, 1807; and the 
following other dramatic pieces : Joan op Arc ; DkiIth op Montgomery ; 
Fortunes op Nigel; Innkeeper op Adbbville; Betiilbhem Gabor, histori- 
cal drama. Petersburgh, Va., 1807; Female Patriotism; AVincii do yoc 
like best? 

Was probably the John Burke wlio published " History of the late War 
in Ireland," Philadelphia, 1799, 8vo. Is generally said to have written 


only two plays. Born in Ireland, and entered T.C.D., where he graduated. 
While at T.C.D. he wrote occasionally for Bubliii Evening Post. He went 
to U.S.A. in 1796 or 1797, and settled in Virginia, of which he wrote a 
history in 1804. He was the author of some once popular songs. His 
name is generally spelt Burk. Died in Virginia on April 11, 1808, from 
a wound received in a duel, leaving a son, John Junius Burke, who 
became an eminent judge. Charles Campbell wrote and published a 
biography of the two Burkes in Albany, New York, 1868. 

BURKE, MISS. — The Wakd op the Castle, a comic opera, 1793, is attributed 
to a lady thus described. (See Elizabeth Blake.) 

BURKE, CHARLES.— Rip Van "Winkle, a legend of the Catskills. A drama 
in two a«ts (prose and verse), adapted from Washington Irving's " Sketch 
Book." New York, 1868 (?), 12mo. 

BURKE, EDMUND.— Recitations and other Verses. Dublin, 1902. 

Is a graduate of T.C.D., and a well-known teacher of elocution in 

BURKE, EDMUND. — Musings in the Village Haunts; or. Early Poems, 
including Sketches erom Irish Peasant Life. Ennis, 1856, 12mo. 
Of Kinvara, Co. Galway. 

BURKE, RT. HON. EDMUND.— This great orator and statesman wrote poems 
which are enumerated in Sir James Prior's biography of him. Prior 
quotes a couple of pieces, by one of which Bui-ke is represented in Joshua 
Edkins's " Collection of Poems," Dublin, 1789-90, 2 vols., 8vo. Born on 
Arran Quay, Dublin, January 1, 1730, being the son of an attorney. 
Educated chiefly by Richard Shackleton, of Ballinore, Co. Kildare, but 
afterwards entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he did not distinguish 
himself greatly. Graduated B.A. in 1748 and in 1750 settled in London. 
Entered Parliament in 1766 as M.P. for Wendover. His subsequent career 
needs no detailed record here. Suffice it to say that he died at his country 
seat, Beaoonsfield, on July 9, 1797, and is buried there. 

BURKE, GEORGE. — Prize Ode on the Landing of King George in Ireland. 
Dublin, 1821, 8vo. 

Obtained gold medal for this poem from Dublin Corporation. 

BURKE, JAMES. — A notable Christian Brother, born in Limerick in January, 
1834, and died in Cork, March 33, 1904. Was a distinguished educa- 
tionalist, and was given a public funeral in Cork, where he was greatly 
esteemed. See Irish Bosary for May, 1904, for portrait, biography, and 
many quotations from his poems. 

BURKE, GENERAL JAMES HENRY. — Addiscombe, a tale of our times, a 
poem, 1834. Days in the Bast, a poem. London, 1842, 8vo. 
Born February 27, 1816; died June 27, 1882. 

BURKE, JOHN. — The Fables of Ph(edrus, translated into English verse. 
Dublin, 1881. 

BURKE, JOHN. — The Burden of the South ; or. Poems on Slavery, by " S. 
Rubek," New York, 1864; Chivalry, Slavery, and Young America, verse. 
New York, 1866. 

BURKE, SIR JOHN BERNARD.— See under B., J. B. 


BURKE, MARY CATHERINE.— St. Martin's Bat, and Other Poems New 
York, 1884. 

Born in Dublin in 1834, and taken to America when about six years old. 
Married a Dr. Burke of New York in 1854, at the age of 20. A frequent 
contributor to American papers of verse and prose. Sister of Isabel 
Irwin (q.v.)' 

BURKE, RICKARD O'S.— A native of Coachford, Co. Cork, who was impli- 
cated in the Fenian movement. He wrote various poems for Irish and 
American papers, and is included in " Rliyme with Reason, a Garland 
of Irish Shamrocks," Chicago, 1911. He is employed in the city 
engineering depot of that place. 

BURKE, THOMAS.— Verses, London, 1911. 

Author of some poem.s, two of which are included in " An Artist's Day- 
Book," London, recently edited by him. 

BURKE, VERY REY. THOMAS NICHOLAS.— The famous Dominican 
preacher and historical writer wrote a few poems, one of them on his Order 
being considered his best. Born in Galwnv, September 10. 1830. Died 
at Tallaght, near Dublin, July 2, 1883. See W. J. ' Fitzpatrick's 
biography of him. 

BURKE, THOMAS TRAYERS, M.D.— Temoha, an epic poem, from Macpher- 
son's "Ossian," in eight cantos, London, 1818, 8vo ; Darthula, a poem 
from the same work. Tiondin (^^ T820: '^^^F, Rov*'' Ttsit. .a poem on the 
arrival of his Most Gracious Majesty George IV., Dublin, 1821; 8vo; 
Arismedi; or. The Revolution of Marguerita, a historical and military 
play in five acts, and in verse, I»ondon 1841, 8vo : Fingal. nn epic poem, 
verified from the genuine remains of Ossian, with notes, London, 1844, 

Also published a work on midwifery in London, in 1840. But on the 
title-page of " Darthula " he is described as " T. T. Burke. H.P., 11th 
Light Dragoons." In 1821 he was meditating a collection of his poetry. 
Is referred to in Dublin and Lnndon Magazine for 1827, page 99. 

BURKE, ■ffllLLIAM.— The Armed Briton, a play. 

A prologue and an epilogue to "Hamlet," written by him, are repro- 
duced in Walker's Bibernian Magazine, 1779, pp. 535-5^ 

BURNELL, HENRY. — Landgartha, a tragi,comedy in verse. Dublin^ 1641, 

Was probably related to the H. H. Burnell who translated "Plutus," 
a mocedy from Aristophanes, 1659. He was an Irishman and Recorder of 
Dublin. In 1576 he was sent as one of the delegates to Queen Elizabeth 
to protest against injustice to the Pale, and was put in the Fleet Prison 
with them. In 1585 he was M.P. for Dublin, and in his will, dated 1614, 
he expressed a wish to be buried at Castleknock, Co. Dublin (where he 
lived) with his father, mother and wife. 

BURNS, WILLIAM.— ANTHEsrs and Hymns. Belfast, 1892. 

BURRELL, LADY SOPHIA.— Comala, a dramatic poem from " Ossian," 
1792, 8vo; Poems, 2 vols., 1793; 8vo; Telemachus, 1794, 8vo; The Thym- 
briad, 1794, 8vo ; Maximian, a tragedy from Corneille, 1800, 8vo ; Theo- 
dora, a tragedy, 1800, 8vo. 

Is included in the list of Irish poets given by Sir John Carr in his 
" Stranger in Ireland," 1803, which Gaskin transferred to his " Irish 
Varieties " without acknowledgment. Lady Burrell was born about 1760, 
and died on June 20, 1802, 


BURROUGHS, FRANCIS.— A Poetical Epistle to James Barbt, Esq., 
containing strictures upon some of the works of that celebrated artist, 
with an appendix. London, 1805, 8vo. 

Is included in Joshua Edkins' " Collection of Poems hy Different 
Hands," 2 vols., Dublin, 1789-90. May also have been the Mr. Burroughs 
who contributed to " Essays in Prose and Verse, by Jeffrey Wagstaffe " 
(pseudonym), 1773, to which Robert Jephson and John Courteuay also 
contributed. But this was more likely the following writer. The Poetical 
Epistle to Barry runs to forty-eight pages without the notes. 

BURROUGHS, REV. LEWIS, D.D.— An Ode to be pereobmed at the Castle 
OF Dublin on the Bikthday oe George II., music by Dubourg. Dublin, 
1743. 4to. 

Is said to have written also a poetical dialogue entitled " The Times." 
J. C. Pilkington, in his " Memoirs," mentions him as possessor of " a fine 
poetical genius, and has published some specimens of it." He goes on to 
say that Dalicourt (Delacour, g,.v.), having written an elegy on Pope, 
which represents Death in a charnel-house feeding ravenously on de- 
parted merit. Burroughs replied with this epigram : 

" When Dalicourt shall yield to fate, 

And Death the hapless poet eat ; 
If merit be his chief regale. 

Poor death will have a sorry meal." 

Brockhill Newburgh (q.v.) also refers to Burroughs as a poet in his 
Essays, etc., and quotes (on p. 56) a poem of his. Burroughs graduated 
B.A., T.C.D., 1736; M.A., 173—; B.D. and D.D., 1765. Was for a time 
curate of St. Thomas's Church, Dublin, and afterwards obtained a small 
living in Derry. Eventually he became Archdeacon of Derry (1785), and 
died in the year 1786. He wrote for the Freeman' s Journal and for the 
Mercury, Dublin, and was almost certainly a contributor to the work by 
" Jeffrey Wagstaffe " mentioned in preceding notice. He is referred to 
in the notes to Jephson's " Epistle to G. E. Howard,'* and also the 
" Epistle from G. E. Howard." 

BURROUGHS, REY. NEWBURGH.— Carton, a poem most humbly inscribed 
to his Grace the Duke of Leinster, Dublin, 1779, 4to. 
On the Kildare seat of the Duke of Leinster. 

BURROWES, REY. ROBERT, D.D.^Is generally believed to have been the 
author of the famous slang song, " De Nite before Larry was stretched," 
but he is understood to have denied it. That he did write some popular 
songs seems clear (vide Dr. Stubbs's "History of Dublin University," and 
Moore's " Diary," vol. i.). Born in or about 1756. Sch. T.C.D., 1775 ; 
B.A., 1777; Fellow, 1782; M.A., 1873; B.D. and D.D., 1790. He became 
Dean of Cork, and died on September 13, 1841, aged 85. He was a 
man of considerable wit, and fond of convivial circles. Was possibly the 
" R. B." mentioned earlier in this work. 

BURTON, HENRY BINDON.— Eulu, and Other Poems. London and Dub- 
lin,, 1871, 8vo. 

BURTON, SIR RICHARD FRANCIS.— Stone Talk, being some of the miscel- 
laneous sayings of a petral portion of Fleet Street, London, to one Dr. 
Polyglott, P.L.D., verse (over pseudonym of " Prank Baker "), London, 
1865, 8vo; Os Lusiades, Enslished by R. F. B., 1880, 8vo; Camoens' 
Lyrics, translated into English verse, London, 1884, 8vo. Also trans- 
lated Catullus. 


The son of an Irishman, and generally considered one himself, though 
born in Hertfordshire, March, 1821. . Notable as a, traveller and linguist, 
and gifted with astonishing versatility. Became a Catholic just before 
his death, vi'hich occurred at Trieste, where he was English Consul, on 
October 20, 1890. In 1891 his remains were interred at Mortlake, near 
London. His widow wrote a voluminous biography of him, some of the 
statements in which were traversed by his niece in a later and smaller 

BURY, JOHN BAGNELL, LL.D.— The Nemean Odes op Pindar, with transla- 
tions, notes and commentary, London, 1890, 8vo ; The Isthmian Odes of 
PiNDAB, etc., London, 1891, 8vo. 

Distinguished professor at Cambridge, and contributor of verse trans- 
lations into Greek, etc., to Kottahos. He is the author of some valuable 
works on Greek and Roman history, and has edited in an admirable 
manner Gibbon's " Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." He was 
Regius Professor of Greek in T.C.D. He is the son of the late Canon 
Bury, and was born on October 16, 1861, probably in Dublin. He wrote 
verse, I think, for Froth (to which he certainly contributed), a little 
Dublin paper with which W. P. French {q.v.) was connected. 

BUSHE, AMYAS. — Socrates, a dramatic poem. London, 1758, 4to. 

Member of the eminent Kilkenny family of Bushe. Among his sub- 
scribers were Hercules Langrishe (q.v.), and a Thomas Bibby, " clothier," 
belonging to the mercantile family which produced Thomas Bibby (q.v.). 
Died in 1773. 

BUSHE, RIGHT HON. CHARLES KENDAL (Chief Justice of Ireland).— 
Wrote, it is said, some good poems. At any rate, he wrote verse, and 
good verse, if some biographers are to be believed. ' Tide Read's " Cabinet 
of Irish Literature." Born at Kilmurry, Co. Kilkenny, in 1767; died 
on July 10, 1843. One of the leading Irish orators and lawyers of his 

BUSHE, GERVAISE PARKER. — Two prologues by him will be found in 
" The Private Theatre of Kilkenny," published at Kilkenny in 1825, 4to. 
Was educated partly at Oxford, where he matriculated on October 12, 
1763, aged 19, and at Dublin University, where he graduated B.A. , 1763; 
LL.B. and LL.D., 1769. Was the only son of Amyas Bushe, of Dublin, 
the poet mentioned above, and Elizabeth Gervase Parker. Became M.P. 
for Granard, 1769-76; Kilkenny, 1778-83; Fore, 1783-90; and Lanes- 
borough, 1790, until a short time before his death, which occurred on 
August 30, 1793. He became High Sheriff of Kilkenny in 1768, and lived 
at Kilfane in that county, where he had extensive property. He married 
Grattan's sister Mary. (See " Life of Grattan " by the latter's son"). 

BUSHE, HENRY AMYAS. — Several prologues and epilogues of his are in the 
work mentioned in preceding note. B.A., T.C.D., 1794. A son of G. P. 
■ Bushe (q.v.). Died about 1837. 

BUTLER, REY. , D.D.— Ohristmastide — College Verses (by "A 

Student"). Dublin, 1881. 
Written by a student of Blackrock French College. 

BUTLER, LAMBERT.— Poems. Dublin, 1879 (?), 8vo. 


BUTLER, RKY. PIERCE.— Axel and Valborg, and other poems, translated 
from the Danish of CEhlenschlager, etc. Edited by Prof. Palmer. London, 
1874, 12mo. 

Born in Ireland, being the son of Lieut.-Gen. the Hon. E. Butler, a 
member of the Ormonde family. Married in 1861, and accepted the 
family living of Ulcombe, in Kent, where he died, February 8, 1868, aged 
41. B.A., Cambridge, 1849; M.A., 1852. 

BUTLER, REY. PIERS EDMUND.— Hymns and Other Poems, Dublin, 1828, 
12mo ; Raymond, a Hale of the Nineteenth Century, and other poems, 
Dublin, 1830, 8vo ; The Martyr of the Wilderness, and other poems, 
Dublin, 1830, 8vo; Songs of the Sanctuary, and other poems, London, 
1837, 16mo. Other works. 

One of the chaplains of the Molvneux Asylum, Dublin. Was possibly 
the Pierce Edmund Butler who graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1822. 

BUTLER, REY. THOMAS AMBROSE.— The Irish on the Prairies, and 
other poems (anonymously). St. Louis, — . 

Born in Dublin in 1837, and was educated by the Christian Brothers at 
North Richmond Street, Dublin ; went to America about 1870, and settled 
for a time in Kansas, and while there wrote for the New Yorh Emerald, 
Boston Pilot, Western Watchman (St. Louis, Mo.), the Celt, etc. Previous 
to leaving Ireland, he held a curacy in Co. Wicklow, and in 1868 and 
onwards wrote numerous poems for Nation. Dublin Morning News, and 
ItOmp (London), generally over signature of " Eblana." The statement 
in one of the volumes of "Irish Penny Readings " that "Eblana " was 
a Rev. " J." Butler has led to some confusion. Father Butler finally 
became pastor of St. Crouan's Church, St. Louis, Mo., and died in that 
city on September 6, 1897. He is represented as a poet in both Con- 
nolly's and Boyle O'Reilly's collections of Irish poetry. 

BUTLER, REY. WILLIAM ARCHER.— Author of admirable philosophical 
writings, and a frequent contributor of poems to various Irish magazines, 
and to Blackwood's (1836). The Dublin University Magazine published a 
lot of his verse, anonymous and signed, and the National Magazine, 
Dublin, 1830-31, also contains poems by him, signed " W. A. B." Born 
at Annerville, near Clonmel, Tipperary, in or about 1814. Sch. T.C.D., 
1832; B.A., 1835; M.A., 1840. He died on July 5, 1848, and was buried 
in the churchyard of Ilaymoghy, of which place he was rector. His 
poems are very thoughtful and felicitous, as might be expected from s.o 
distinguished a writer, and it is to be regretted that they have never 
been collected. The late Rev. R. P. Graves had the intention of editing 
at least a selection of them, but his death prevented the realisation of 
his wishes. 

BYRNE, HANNAH. — A poetess referred to by Moore in his " Diary." She 
was " Zelia " of the Anthologia Hibernica, 1793-94, and wrote much verse 
for Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1803, etc., over her initials of H. B. 
and H. B — y — e, some of it said to be from a romance called " Alina." 
One or two of her pieces are included in the poems of Samuel Whyte 

BYRNE, JOHN. — ^Poems on Moral and Religious Subjects, Dublin, 1846, 
12mo; The Holy Ministry, a poem, Belfast, 1843, 8vo. 
A native of Armagh. 

BYRNE, JOHN FRANCIS.- The Fables op ^sop, etc., in verse, 1835, 
12mo; The Epistles of Ovid, translated into verse by J. F. B., 1858, 


BYRNE, MARY.— The Blind Poem. Dublin, 1789, 8vo. 

It is marked " Price 3s. 3d., or such greater price as the affluent choose 
to bestow on poverty." The poem is " dedicated to the world " ! The 
authoress was blind from birth, and was 18 years old when above was 
published. It runs to twenty-four pages. She lived at Ballyguile HiU, 
Co. Wickow. 

BYRNE, P. E. — OsMiN and Leila, a Turkish tale, with other poems. Dublin, 
1830, 8vo. 

BYRNE, PATRICE. — An Evening on the Green Hills ; or. The Complaint 
OF THE Dogs, on Taxation. Dublin, 1869, 16mo. 

BYRNE, WILLIAM.— Poems. London, Edinburgh and Cheltenham, 1855, 

BYRNE, WILLIAM A. — A Light on the Beoom, verses (over the signature 
of "William Dara "). Dublin, 1901, 12mo ; new edition, 1907 (?). 

Is represented in " The Dublin Book of Irish Verse," 1909. Is the author 
of much clever verse, including " An Ode in Honour of the Centenary 
of Maynooth College," which attracted some attention at the time of its 
publication. See Most Rev. Dr. Healy's " Centenary Record of May- 
nooth." He resides at Rathangan, Co. Kildare. His volume was very 

BYRNES, REY. M. J., S.J.— Contributor of clever poems to the Irish 
Monthly for several years, one of them, "An Ode," written for the 
Moore Centenary in an American city. Is a Jesuit, living in U.S.A. 

BYRNES, MICHAEL. — The Boat-Race, a reminiscence (verse). London, 
1877, 8vo. 

" BYRRNE, E. FAIRFAX."- Millicent, a poem. London, 1881, 8vo. 

Said to be the work of Miss Brooke, daughter of Rev. Stopford Brooke. 
She has also published a couple of novels over same signature. - 


C, A. — ^A Day in Dublin, a poem. Dublin, 1807, 12mo. (See Oarmiohael, A.) 

C, H. M. — ^EiEGT ON THE Dbath OF THE MosT Bev. J. T. Trot, D.D., R. C. 
Archbishop of Dubiin. Dublin, 1823, 8vo. 

C, J. K. — See Rev. James Casey. 

C, O.'B.— See Owen Blayney Uole. 

CADDELL, CECILIA MARY.— Flower and Fruit; or, The Use op Tears, 
verse (?). Dublin, 1856, 16mo. 

An Irish story-writer who wrote hymns, several of which are to be 
found in Orby Shipley's " Lyra Messianioa," 1864, and other anthologies 
of sacred verse by the same author. There are nine of her hymns in H. 
Formby's " Catholic Hymns," 1853, signed " C. M. C." Wrote for Irish 
Monthly, Lamp, Month, and Catholic World. Her works were chiefly 
religious stories. Born at Harbourstown, Co. Meath, in 1814; died at 
Kingstown on September 11, 1877, aged 64. 

CAFPREY, WILLIAM ROBERT.— Poems. Dublin, 1832 (?). 

A Drogheda poet, who wrote much verse for local papers, and is largely 
represented in the collection of local poetry published as a supplement to 
Drogheda Argus about 1855. He was dead by this time, as one of the 
pieces is addressed to his memory. 

CAHILL, REY. WILLIAM. — ^Was probably the autlior of poems signed 
" Alpha," which appeared in the early Nation. Some of these have been 
often reprinted, especially one which will be found in " Irish Penny 
Readings," issued from Nation office about 1879. On piage 127 of the 
first edition of this " Dictionary," the Right Rev. Wm. Lanigan, Bishop 
of Goulburn, Australia, is given as " Alpha," on the strength of a state- 
ment in an Australian paper. This, however, is erroneous. (See, for 
reference to Father Cahill, Gavan Duffy's " League of North and South.") 

CAIRNS, CHRISTINA VICTORIA (?) .—Fugitive Poems. London, 1860, 

CALCOTT, MISS BERKELEY.— Stanzas. Dublin, 1834, 8vo; another 
edition, Dublin, 1837, 8vo. 
Was only eleven years of age in 1834. 

" CALCRAFT, JOHN WILLIAM."— Iphigenia in Auljs, a tragedy from the 
Greek of Euripides, adapted to the modern stage, with original music 
composed by Richard M. Levey. Dublin, 1847, 12mo. 

The real name of this writer was John William Cole, and he was sup- 
posed to be connected in some way with the Earl of E'nniskillen's family. 
He was born in or about 1793, probably in Ireland. Served for a time 
in the Army, but eventually became an actor and stage-manager. For 
a good many years he was the lessee of the Theatre Royal, Dublin. While 
in Dublin he wrote largely for the Dublin University Magazine, his articles 
on the Irish stage and on Irish dramatists being among the most valuable 
yet published. He was also the author of a "Life of Charles Kean," of 
various plays, and other works. He died at Winchfield, Hants, on 
February 12, 1870, aged 77. 


CALDWELL, SIR JAMES (Bart.)- — •*- political writer of the last century 
often quoted in Lecky's " History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century." 
He was also a verse-writer of some vigour, and is clearly the poet alluded 

to as " C 1," and " Sir J— s C 1 " in Jephson's " Epistle to G. E, 

Howard," and in " The Bachelor," in both of which he is severely 
handled. Caldwell was one of the first, if not the first, to take down 
Parliamentary debates, and we owe to him a, valuable collection of the 
speeches in the Irish Parliament. He was a Co. Fermanagh man, born 
about 1720, and was brother of several distinguished soldiers, Hume Cald- 
well of Castlecaldwell being the most notable of them. He was in the 
Austrian Ai-my himself, and was created a Count of the Holy Itomau 
Empire by Maria Theresa of Austria. He retired from her army in 
1750, and returned to Ireland. He wrote some very valuable and interest- 
ing pamphlets on Irish affairs, and died in 1784. 

CALLANAN, HELENA. — Gathehed Leaelets, Cork, 1885 ; Verses, Old and 
Nbw, Cork, 1899. 

A blind poetess, frequent contributor of verse to Irish and Catholic 
periodicals, notably to the Irish Monthly. Bom in Cork about 1864. 

CALLANAN, JEREMIAH JOSEPH.— Recluse of Inchidony, and Other 
Poems, London, 1830, 8vo (MS. letters to Maginn and Crofton Croker in 
copy at Brit. Mus.); Poems oe J. J. Callanan, Cork, 1847; Dublin, 1861, 
8vo ; and again in Gems from the Cork Poets, Cork, 1883, 8vo. (Several 
other reprints of the work, generally with a prefatory memoir by M. F. 

This admirable poet, the first of the really Irish writers of English 
verse, was born in Cork in 1795, and educated partly in that city and at 
Trinity College, Dublin, where he won one or two prizes for poetry. 
Became a tutor, and was for a while an assistant at Dr. Maginn 's school 
in Cork. Then he taught for private families, and in that capacity went 
out to Lisbon in 1827. Had written for the Cork papers and magazines, 
especially the Mercantile Chronicle and Bolster's Quarterly Magazine. 
He died at Lisbon on September 29, 1829, just as he was about to return 
to Ireland. Though there has been much discussion about his Christian 
names, it may be taken for certain that one of them was Jeremiah, as 
" Jerry " was the name he was usually called by. He contributed a few 
of his translations to an early number of Blackwood's Magazine and his 
" Virgin Mary's Bank " to the Literary Magnet, of which Alaric A. Watts 
was editor. " The poem appeared in .lanuary, 1827, and was reprinted in 
Watt's Poetical Album for, 1828. His " Avondhu " was published in the 
Literary Magnet for 1827 (p. 206, part 2), over signature of " Hidalla." 
In Patrick 0'|Kelly's volume of poems—" The Aonian Kaleidoscope," 1824 
— are some lines by Callanan eulogistic of O'Kelly. He sent his famous 
" Gougane Barra " to the New Monthly Magazine in 1826, then edited 
by the poet Campbell, but though backed by Maginn's influence, it was 
refused. A slightly different version to that universally known is in MS. 
in the British Museum. Callanan's "Lay of Mizen Head " was first given 
to the world, it would seem, through the Harp, 1859, edited by M. J. 
McCann, who obtained it from John Windele, the Cork antiquary. The 
poems " Cusheen Loo" and "The Lamentation of Felix McCarthy," 
quoted as Callanan's in various collections, were not his, according to his 
declaration in one of the MS. letters above referred to, which were quoted 
in full by the present writer in Dublin Eveninn Telearavh January 
13 and 16, 1890. J f > J 

CALYERT, REY. AUGUSTUS.-Is referred to as a poet in Rev. John Ball's 
' Ode written at Tara, 1771," but I have not been able to discover any 
piece of his. Was a graduate of T.C.D. ; B.A., 1765 ; M A 1768 • LL B 
and LL.D., 1773. • ■ > 


CAMERON, ANTHONY.— Evening Meditations, poems. Belfast, 1854. 

CAMERON, SIR CHARLES ALEXANDER, M.D.^Shoet Poems transi,atei> 
FROM THE German. Dublin, 1876, 8vo. 

Is the chief sanitary officer to the Dublin Corporation, and was born in 
Dublin on July 16, 1830. He was educated in Dublin, Guernsey, and 
Germany, and is the author of several medical works, and also of a 
" History of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland," 1886. 

CAMPBELL, DUNCAN.— A New Gaelic Song-Book. Cork, 1798, 12mo. 

Was a Scotchman, and at the time of the publication of above work was, 
I think, a private soldier, stationed at Cork. 

CAMPBELL, F. W. GROYES.— A Score of Sonnets, Dublin, 1902 (?); San 
Francisco and Other Poems, London, 1904, 8vo. 
A solicitor by professions. 

CAMPBELL, JAMES.— Posthumous Works of J. C, poems. Belfast, 1820; 
another edition, Ballymena or Ballyclare, about 1870.^ 

Was a weavei, born near Larne, Co. Antrim, in 1758, and died in 1818. 

CAMPBELL, JOSEPH M.— See MacCathmaoil, Seosamh. 

CAMPBELL, YERY REY. THEOPHILUS.— Born m Dublin in or about 1810, 
and educated at T.C.D., where he graduated B.A., 1838; D.D., 1875., 
Ordained in 1838, and eventually became Dean of Dromore. He wrote a 
number of hymns, some of which are in the Dromore Diocesan Hymn- 
book, and various poems for religious magazines. He died in Lurgan on 
28rd of April, 1894. 

CAMPBELL, THOMAS.— Lays prom Lisnagarvey. Belfast, 1884. 

Was a miUworker, born at Lisnagarvey (Lisburn). Wrote to local 
Press over signature of " Pat M'Blashmole." 

CAMPBELL, REY. THOMAS, LL.D.— Author of a " Philosophical Survey of 
the South of Ireland" (1778); of "Strictures on the Ecclesiastical and 
Literary History of Ireland " (1789) ; " A Letter to the Duke of Portland " 
(1777), etc. He was born at Glack, Co. Tyrone, May 4, 1733, and was 
educated at T.C.D., whence he graduated B.A., 1756; M.A., 1761, taking 
orders in the latter year. He became rector of Gallstown and Chancellor 
of Clogher in his native county. During several visits to England (1775- 
1792) he kept a diary, in which he recorded his meetings with Johnson,, 
Boswell, Goldsmith, etc. This MS. diary was only discovered in Sydney, 
New South Wales, in 1854, being found behind an old press in the Sydney 
Law Courts. A nephew of Campbell's had taken it to Australia early in 
the century. It is extremely interesting and valuable, and largely 
corroborates Boswell's accounts of Johnson and other celebrated men. 
Dr. Campbell was enthusiastically Irish, and fond of alluding to the 
achievements of Irishmen. (See his " Philosophical Survey," etc.) He 
died in London while on a visit, June 20, 1795. Walker's Hibernian 
Magazine (May, 1795), says he left an unfinished history of Ireland 
behind him, and refers to him as a skilful verse-writer. Verse by him 
will be found in " Brookiana," vol. ii., p. 59. While a student at T.C.D., 
he wrote an " ingenious " essay on the fine arts, and several other 
" elegant " writings, 

CAMPBELL, REY. THOMAS A. — Wrecked and Rescued, a poem, Newry, 
1881 ; St. Mart Magdalen, a poem, Newry, 1889. 
A Catholic priest in the North of Ireland. 


CAMPION, JOHN THOMAS, M.D.— Author of a large amount of more or less 
admirable verse in Nation, United Irishman, Irish Felon, Kilkenny 
Journal, Irishman, Irish People, Duffy's Hibernian Magazine, The Celt, 
Duffy's Fireside Magazine, etc., over signatures of " Carolan," "The 
Kilkenny Man," "J. T. C," " Spes," and "Urbs Marmoris." Was born 
in Kilkenny in 1814, and was until lately living in Dublin. Most, if not 
all, accounts say he was born about 1830 ; but the statement is absurd, 
for he was " Carolan," of the Nation's first number, 1842. He wrote 
several historical tales for Irishman and Shamrock, one or two of which 
have been published in book form. The well-known poem in Hayes' 
" Ballads of Ireland " (signed " S. F. C"), on Emmet's trial, beginning, 
" He dies to-day, said the heartless judge," was written by Campion, 
but his signature having been misprinted in Nation, where the poem first 
appeared (on September 14, 1844), the mistake has been perpetuated ever 
since. A week after its publication Campion corrected the mistake in 
the Nation. 

CANE, REY. ROBERT. — Belvedebe, a poem, with other miscellaneous pieces. 
Dublin, 1795, 8vo. (anonymous). 
Perhaps the Robert Cane who graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1790. 

CANNING, CHARLOTTE (?). — Wood Notes, a collection of original poems, 
together with the Siege op Cibta, an opera. London, 1850, 12mo. 

CANNING, GEORGE (the Elder). — Horace's First Satire Modernised, etc., 
London, 1762, 4to; Poems, London, 1767, 4to; A Translation of Anti- 
LtrcRETitrs, from the French of Cardinal de Polignac, 1766, 4to. 

Born probably at Garvagh, Derry, and went to London in 17o7, where 
he became a barrister. He died (of a broken heart, it is said) on April 11, 
1771, and was buried in Marylebone new burial-ground. Was father of 
the great statesman. 

CANNING, GEORGE (the Younger) .—Ulm and Trafalgar, a poem 
(anonymous), London, 1806, 4to; Poetical Works of G. C, with 
biographical Memoir, London, 1823, 12mo; Memoir of G. C, with his 
Odes, Songs, Satires, etc., Brussels, 1827, 8vo. 

This famoiis statesman, the son of the preceding writer, was born on 
April 11, 1770, in London, but always declared himself an Irishman. 
A poem by him, till then unpublished, will be found in the volume by 
E. C. Boyle (Countess of Cork) mentioned above. After a very brief 
political career, comparatively, he became Prime Minister in 1827, and 
died about three months after — on August 8 — in the room at Chiswick 
in which Charles James Fox had breathed his last. 

CANNING, STRATFORD (Yisoount De Redollffe) .—Shadows of the Past, in 
verse, London, 1866, 8vo; A Poem on Bonaparte, 1813; The Exile of 
Calabria; Alfred the Great, etc., historical play in verse, 1876. 

Cousin of preceding. Born in London on November 4^ 1786. Was an 
eminent diplomatist and statesman, and died in 1880. 

CANNING, THOMAS. — The Wedding and Bedding ; or, John Bull and his 
Bride Fast Asleep, a satirical poem, containing a history of the happy 
pair from their infancy to the present period, with reasons for, and means 
used, to accomplish their union. Also The Match-makers Matched, with 
their rueful lamentation for the loss of the bride-cake, London, 1800, 8vo. 
Only Part I. — " The Wedding " — seems to have been published. This 
author was one of the cleverest and most patriotic of Irish satirists. The 
poem, of course, relates to the union, and Pitt is one of the chief charac- 
ters, under the name of Brass. Canning lived at 10 Essex Street Strand, 
in 1800 


CANNINGS, THOMAS.— Detached Pieces in Verse. Cork, 1800 (?), 8vo. 
A private in the 61st Regiment, and wrote for the Sibernian Magazine, 
1790, an elegy entitled " The Unfortunate Lovers," which is reprinted in 
his volume. 

CANNON, CHARLES JAMES. — Facts, Peelings, and Fancies; prose and 
verse. New York, 1835, 12mo ; Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous, New 
York, 1851, 12mo; The Poet's Quest, etc., etc. 

Was presumably the C. J. 04nnon who wrote for Duffy's Fireside 
Magazine, Dublin, 1851-54. Was born in New York, of Irish parentage, 
on November 4, 1800, and died on November 9, 1860, in the same city. 
Wrote, besides the poems referred to, a large number of tales, poems, 
dramas, etc. (See Appleton's " Cyclopaedia of American Biography" for 
further details, including list of his dramatic pieces.) 

CANNON, REY. FRANCIS, — Apostrophe to the Spiritual Sons and 
Daughters op St. Patrick, at Home in Hibernia, and Scattered over 
this World of Ours, verse. Dublin (no date, but about 1870). 

A native of Killybegs, Co. Donegal, and was born early in the nineteenth 
century. He went ix) America, where he became a Franciscan monk. 
The above-named work was published over the signature of " An Americo- 
Hibernian Priest." He returned to Ireland in his latter years, and died 
in his native town about 1880. 

CAREY, . — ^An Armagh stone-mason, referred to as a poet in Newry 

Magaziri'S, 1815 (vol. i., p. 138). He was the author of several effusions, 
including the following epitaph on a clergyman inordinately fond of 
oysters : — 

" Behold the spot where A[verell] lies, 
Amid these lonely cloisters ! 
Michael! if he will not rise 
At the last trump, cry ' Oysters!' " 

CAREY, ELIZABETH SHERIDAN.— Ivy Leaves; or, Oepeeings in Verse. 
London, 1837, 16mo, privately printed. 

Was the daughter of W. P. Carey, mentioned lower down, and was a 
frequent contributor to the periodicals of her time, such as Bentley's 
Miscellany, etc., and to the annuals. She became a Catholic, so it is 
stated, which implies that her father was not one. 

CAREY, MATHEW.— The Plagi-Scurriliad, a Hudibrastic poem, Phila- 
delphia (U.S.A.), 1786, 12mo; Don Juan; or, The Libertine Destroyed, 
a tragic pantomimical entertainment in two acts, 1787, 8vo (but no date 
on it) ; The Columbian Muse, a selection of American poetry from 
various authors of established reputation, Philadelphia, 1794, 12mo ; The 
Porcupiniad, a Hudibrastic poem, addressed to Wm. Cobbett, Phila- 
delphia, 1799, 12mo. 

A notable Irish-American journalist, and author of numerous works, 
including " Miscellaneous Essays " (on Irish and other subjects), 
"Vindicise Hiberniffi " (1819; 2nd edit., 1823), etc. Was the son of a 
baker on Summer Hill, Dublin, where he was born on January 28, 1760. 
He became a printer against his father's wishes. Wrote " A Letter to 
the Irish Catholics," which led to his compulsory retirement to Paris for 
a year. He became editor of the Freeman's Journal, of Dublin, 
after his return, and in 1783 started the Volunteer Becord, which also 
got him into trouble, and he fled to America, landing in Philadelphia on 
November 1, 1784. In the following year he began as a printer in Phila- 
delphia, and besides publishing and editing several books, ran a magazine 
called the American Musetim (1787 and onwards), for which he wrote a 


good deal of verse. In 1789 lie married, and on September 16, 1839, died, 
after a long and distinguished career in American public life. His son, 
Henry C. Carey, was one of the foremost economists of his day. 

CAREY, PETER.— A Eide ox my Doxkey ; or, A "Winter Evexixg at Home, 
a drama in three acts — 

CAREY, WILLIAM PAULET.— The Nettle, an Irish Bouquet, to tickle 
THE Nose or an English Viceroy, being a. collection of political songs 
and parodies dedicated to the Marquis Grimbaldo (Buckingham), Governor 
of Barataria, now handing about in the first circles of fashion, and sung 
to .some of the most favourite airs; to which are added The Prophecy, 
an irregular ode, addressed to his Excellency shortly after his arrival; 
and The Triumph of Freedom, addressed to the Right Hon. Henry 
Grattan, by the same author (Scriblerus Murtough O'Pindar), Dublin, 
1789, 8vo ; The Political Mirror, being parodies of the " Songs of the 
Poor Soldier," Dublin, 1789, 8vo ; The Miraculous Conversion; or, The 

Triumph op Virtue, addressed to the Rev. AV r e rw — n (Rev. 

Walter Blake Kirwan), Dublin, 1790; Both Sides op the Gutter; or, 
The Humours of the Regency, by " Scriblerus Murtough O'Pindar," 
Dublin, 1796 (?), 8vo ; The Beggar's Opera, — ; A Pill for the 
Alarmists ; or. The Rival Apothecaries, a poem on the French Invasion 
(by W. P. C), Dublin, 1796, 8vo. 

Wrote other skits of the same character, generally anonymously. He 
was the brother of Matthew Carey (q.v.), and was born in Dublin in 1759, 
and died in Birmingham, May 21, 1839. He was a very remarkable man, 
and began life as an engraver, a good many of his plates appearing in 
the Sentimental and Masonic Magazine, Dublin, 1792-95, and other 
periodicals and books of that time. He also wrote a good deal of verse 
for the magazines, such as that mentioned, and also Walter's Sihernian 
Magazine, 1786, etc., usually over the initials " W. P. C." or " W. P. 
C — J," but sometimes over his full name. The poems in " The Nettle," 
and his skits generally, were signed " Scriblerus Murtough O'Pindar," 
and appeared in his own paper, the H^ational Evening Star. He edited 
another paper called the Miscellanist in 1789, and wrote for his brother's 
American Museum, 1788-92. He was in America for a little while, having 
to leave Dublin on account of his national proclivities. He was a 
member of the Society of United Irishmen but got into trouble with them. 
Having been trained in art at the Drawing School of the Royal Dublin 
Society, he practised as an artist at first, but eventually became a print-' 
seller and dealer in art in London. He had a shop in Marylebone, and 
became notable as an art critic and connoisseur. He was the first to 
recognise the genius of John Hogan and Francis Chantrey, the sculptors, 
and befriended them and other artists to the best of his ability. He 
published quite a number of books on art subjects, and especially on 
British art, in which he was a profound believer. He married (May, 
1792") a Miss Lennon, of Grafton Street, Dublin. 

CARLETON, GERALD. — An Irish-American poet, represented in John Boyle 
O'Reilly's " Poetry and Song of Ireland." Born in Galway in 1844. 
Wrote for English papers before going to U.S.A., whither he proceeded 
in 1866. Is on the Press in New York. 

CARLETON, WILLIAM. — This great novelist wrote various poems, his 
"Churchyard Bride" and "Sigh for Knockmany " being often quoted. 
Some of hjs verse appeared in the Nation (for example, " Taedat me vitse," 
in number for December 80, 1854. signed " W. C") In a sketch of his, 
entitled, " Landlord and Tenant," in National Magazine, Dublin, 1831, 


is a song which seems to have been the first draft of his " Sigh for 
Knockmany." He wrote a comedy, very patriotic in tone, called " The 
Irish Manufacturer, or Bob McGawley's Project," which was acted in 
Dublin, March, 25, 1841, but was never printed. (See Dublin University. 
Magazine, March, 1856.) He was born at Prillisk, Co. Tyrone, 1794, 
being the son of a peasant. Was brought up as a Catholic, but 
became a Protestant after falling in with the Rev. Csesar Otway, 
an Irish author of note, and it was to the Christian Examiner, 
a magazine edited by Otway, that Carleton sent his first contribution 
to fiction. Before this he had acted as a tutor. For the magazine 
just mentioned he wrote many other sketches, and these were republished 
in " Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry," first series, 1830. This 
book made him famous, and thenceforward scarcely a year passed without 
a new work from his pen. Was granted a Civil List pension of £200 by 
Lord John Russell, and died on January 30, 1869, near Dublin. At one 
time he thought of emigrating to Canada. (See Athenceum for 1855, 
pp. 20 and 83.) Some of his poems are preserved in the " Life " (2 vols., 
1896), written by the present writer. His wonderful autobiography forms 
the first 'volume of that work. 

CARLETON, WILLIAM (jun.). — The Warden of Gal way, a poem in six 
cantos, and other poems. Melbourne, 1868, 8vo. 

Son of preceding, and born in Dublin, 1829. Went to Australia in 
1864. Wrote a little for the Irish papers before he left Dublin, and was 
probably the " W. C, jun.," who wrote " A Regret " to Nation, October 
25, 1856. He had a strange and chequered career, part of which is 
sketched in the " Life of William Carleton " (his father), by D. J. 
O'Donoghue. He died in Melbourne in December, 1897. He had lived 
most of his life in Australia, and is 'considered one of the leading Austra- 
lian poets. He is represented in Sladen's, and other collections of 
Australian verse. In 1873 he wrote for the Shamrock " Sketches of the 
Irish in Australia." He wrote much for the Australian Punch, married 
a Miss White, of Tipperary extraction, and left two daughters and a son. 

CARLETON, WILLIAM C. — An Irish-American dramatist and poet, who 
claimed to be a nephew of the Irish novelist. Has been often confused 
with Will Carleton, the American writer. He was born in Dublin in 
1827, and went to America in yovith. He became well known as a 
journalist, song-writer and playwright. Many of J. K. Emmett's most 
popular songs were written by him. He was addicted to intemperance, 
and committed suicide in New York on August 19, 1885. The "Era 
Almanac " says he was an actor, and aged 50 at the time of his death. 
He was, however, nearly sixty. 

CARMICHAEL, ANDREW BLAIR.— The Metkopolis, a satire, Dublin, 1805, 
12mo (2nd edit., 1805); The Second Pakt of the Metropolis, Dublin, 

1806, 12mo. (2nd edit., Dublin, 1806; 3rd edition, Dublin, 1806); The 
Seven Thieves, a satire, by the author of "The Metropolis," Dublin, 

1807, 12mo (2nd edit., Dublin, 1897) ; The Law ScRtriiNY ; or. The Attor- 
nibs' Guide, a satire, Dublin, 1807, 12mo (all the above were anonymous). 

In the Dublin University Magazine (vol. Iviii., p. 725) the above satires 
were stated to be by William Norcott (q.v.), an Irish barrister, then dead. 
This was, however, immediately contradicted, and it is now known that 
Carmichael wrote at least " The Metropolis," and probably was the author 
of all three. W. J. Fitzpatrick wrongly attributed the third of them to 
the Rev. R. Prizelle (q.v.). They have been also attributed to John Wilson 
Croker. Carmichael was also probably the author of " A Day in 
Dublin," by " A. C." (q.v.). In any case, he was certainly well known 


among his friends as a poetical satirist. He was the brother of Richard 
Carmichael, the famous surgeon, and was born in Dublin ahout 1780. He 
was an enthusiastic phrenologist, and wrote one or two pamphlets on the 
doctrines and life of Spurzheim. He was also the author of several works 
of a religious character. "The Patentee [F. E. Jones]; or, Secrets 
Worth Knowing," a satire published about 1807, was dedicated to the 
author of "The Metropolis." He was noted for his particularly long 
nose. In 1814 he became a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and 
remained one till his death in or about 1854. 

" CAROLAN," . — The Countess of Q^rrick, a love tale in verse. 

London, 1819, 12mo. 

CAROLAN, PATRICK.— Author of poems in English, French, and Latin, 
and translator of Virgil's " Eclogues." Born at Bailieborough, Co. 
Cavan, in 1766. He was a teacher or schoolmaster at Blackrock, Co. 
Dublin, in 1816, and wrote " An Essay on the Present State of Schools 
in Ireland," Dublin, 1806, and other educational and religious works. 
He frequently contributed Latin verse, and English versions from the 
Latin, to Watty Cox's Irish Magazine (1807-15), and had also been a 
contributor to Walker's Hibernian Magazine about 1795. 

CARPENTER, REY. HENRY BERNARD.— The Old Beacon, a poem, 
Boston (?), 1884; The Oatmeal Geusadebs; Liber Amoeis, a metrical 
romaunt of the Middle Ages, Boston and Cambridge (Mass.), 1887, 8vo; 
Trio fob Twelfth Night; A Poet's Last Songs, posthumous poems by 
H. B. C, edited by James Jeffrey Roche, with biographical and critical 
introduction, Boston, 1891, 8vo. 

Born of two old Kilkenny and Derry families in Dublin, 1840, and 
educated at Oxford. Became master and chaplain of Portora School, 
and chaplain to Earl of Belmore. He was for four years a clergyman in 
Liverpool. Went to America in or about 1878, and became pastor of 
HoUis Street Unitarian Church, Boston, resigning the post in 1887. 
Was well known as a prominent Nationalist in Boston. Died at Sorrento, 
Maine, on July 17, 1890. Was twice married, and his second wife 
survives him. His two brothers are Dr. Wm. Boyd Carpenter, until 
lately Bishop of Ripon, and the Rev. Archibald Boyd Carpenter, Rector 
of St. George's, Bloomsbury, London. 

CARPENTER, JOS. EDWARDS.— Lays and Legends of Fairyland, with 
poems and songs, London and Leamington, 1849, il6mo ; Songs and 
Ballads, new edition, London, 1844, 16mo; new edition, with additions, 
London, 1854, 12mo; Poems and Lyrics, new edition, London, 1845, 
16mo ; My Jubilee Volume (in verse), London, 1883, 8vo ; The Romance 
OF THE Dreamer, and other poems, London, 1841, 8vo; Minstrel 
Musings, London, 1838, 12mo. 

Edited a great many popular songsters and collections of poems, 
including "The New Irish Song Book," "The Shamrock Songster," 
" The Mavourneen Songster," etc. Also wrote a large number of 
separate songs. He was born in London on November 2, 1813, and died 
there on May 6, 1885. 

CARPENTER, PATRICK.— A native of Skibbereen, Co. Cork, and went to 
America many years ago. He wrote various poems for Boston Pilot, 
Irish World (New York), in the seventies. He is represented bv a song 
called " Old Skibbereen " in " The Irish Singer's Own Book," published 
at Boston, Mass. 


CABR, ROBERT. — Eugenia, a tragedy, in conjunction with Samuel Hayes- 
London, 1766, 8vo. 
Was educated at Westminster School. 

CARR, WILLIAM. — ^Rostrevor, a moral and descriptive poem, with other 
miscellaneous pieces, Newry, 1810, 12mo; Amtjrath and Zaha, an 
Ottoman tale in verse, with other poems, Newry (Telegraph office), 1813, 
12mo; Zanga and Mona, a poem, ■ — . 

A Newry man. Among his subscribers were two John O'Hagans, of 
Newry. He also published in Newry, in 1814, a " Journal of a Tour 
from Edinburgh to the Highlands." 

"CARRIGHAN, TERENTIUS."— The Chancery Student's Guide, in the 
form of a didactic poem. London, 1850, 8vo. 
Also published one or two law books. 

CARROLL, JOHN. — ^An Irish comic and sentimental song-writer, who often 
used the signature of " Dr. Brannigan." I believe he lived chiefly in 
England, and some of his songs, such as " The Sons of Granuaile," were 

CARROLL, JOHN. — The Circular of the Poet Shoemaker, being a few 
poems promiscuously selected from the volume preparing for publican 
tion, Dublin, 1860. 
The author was a working shoemaker. 

CARSON, JOSEPH.— Poems, Odes, Songs, and Satires. Newry, 1831, 8vo- 
Of Kilpike, near Banbridge, Co. Down. 

CARTAN, JOSEPH. — ^An Essay on Patriotism, together with legends and 
stories of Louth, and a variety of songs to the most celebrated Irish airs. 
Drogheda, 1839, 12mo, 

The legends and stories are in prose; the rest of the book is in verse; 
He was born in TuUyallen, Co. Louth, in 1811, and became a journalist, 
joining the staff of the Drogheda Argus in the thirties. He wrotd 
largely for it for some yea,rs, but abandoned journalism temporarily, 
starting a public car service between Newry and Dundalk. In 1849 he 
established the Dundalk Democrat, and carried it on till 1870, when he 
sold it. He died on December 4, 1891. 

CARTER, THOMAS SARSFIELD.— Hours op Idleness, a collection of 
poems, London and Aylesbury, 1870, 8vo; An Amateur's Challenge to 
Professionals; Nourmahal; or. The Power of Song, an Oriental 
operetta in one act (anH in verse), London 1873, 12mo. 

In the first volume, the preface of which is addressed from Ken- 
nington, the author declares his nationality, and mentions that his 
longest poem, " Laura," in eight cantos, was written in a private 
hospital in London (where he was an invalid for seven years), and when 
he was only 17 years of age. 

CARTHY, REY. CHARLES. — A Translation of the Second Book of Horace's 
Epistles (by C, C), 1731, 4to; A Prologue spoken by Mb. Elrington 
ON THE 22nd of April, being the Birthday of Lord Carteret. . . . 
Epilogue spoken by Mr. Griffith, by C. C. [Carthy], Dublin, 1725, 
folio sheet; An Ode on the Present War with Spain, Armagh, 1740, 
4to ; The Third Ode of the Third Book of Horace Imitated, Armagh, 
1740, 4to. 


A clergyman, of wliose translation of Horace, the Latin and English 
being on opposite pages, Swift wrote : 

" This I may boast, which few e'er could, 
Half of my book at least is good." 

Oarthy also translated Longinus, etc. Is mentioned among other Irish 
poets in Delacour's "Epistle to the Earl of Shannon." Sch. T.C.D., 
1726; B.A., 1727; M.A., 1731. 

CARTY, J. S.— A Sebies op Humorous Songs, 1860 (?), 8vo. 

CARTWRIGHT, CONWAY E. — Lena, a legend of Niagara, and other poems. 
Dublin, 1860, 8vo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1869. 

CARY, REY. HENRY FRANCIS.— Sonnets and Odes, London, 1788, 4to; 
Ode to General Kosciusko, London, 1797, 4to; The Vision, from Dante, 
translated by H. F. C, 1814, 16mo; The Birds of Abistophanes, trans- 
lated, 1824, 8vo; The Infebno of Dante Alighiebi, cantos 1 to 16, 
translated, 1805, 8vo ; Pindar in English Verse, London, 1833, i2mo ; 
The Early French Poets, a series of notices and translations, London, 
1846, 8vo ; and various other works, editions of English ppets, etc. 

Born at Gibraltar, of an Irish family, December 6, 1772. Educated at 
Oxford, and ordained about 1796. In that year he was married to the 
daughter of James Ormsby, of Sandymount, Dublin. Died on August 
11, 1844, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. A " Memoir " of 
him was published in 1847, by his son, H. Gary. 

{CASEY, CHARLES. — A writer of numerous poems in or about the fifties and 
sixties. Six of them are in J. J. Nesbitt's " Unique Reciter." He 
issued some of his poems as leaflets, and frequently signed them " C. C." 
He was an intimate friend of William Carleton, the novelist, and wrote 
several works, one of which, " Two Years on Uncle Sam's Farm," 
appeared about 1866. He lived generally at or near Grraigue, Qa. 

€ASEY, DANIEL. — Cork Lyrics ; or, Scraps from the Beautiful City. 
Cork, 1857, 8vo. 

The above poems are also included in " Gems from the Cork Poets,'' 
Cork, 1888, 8vo. Casey was a, noted Cork wit, and a contributor to the 
Freeholder and other papers of that city. Was the uncle of Sir John 
Pope Hennessy. 

OTHER Legends and Poems for Recitation. London, 18P0, 8vo. 

Better known as E. Owens Blackburne, author of many very clever 
Irish novels, of two volumes on " Illustrious Irish Women," and of 
poetry in the Nation and other Irish papers. (See " Emerald Gems," 
published by T. D. Sullivan, 1885.) Was the daughter of Andrew Casey, 
her mother being a Miss Mills, and was born on May 10, 1845 (some 
accounts say 1848), at Slane, Co. Meath. Lost her sight when about 
eleven years old, but regained it after some years under the skilful 
treatment of Sir Wm. R. Wilde. Went to London in 1874, and entered 
on what was for some time a very successful literary career. In her 
latter days, however, she became very poor, and was indeed almost 
destitute. She received assistance from the Royal County Fund, and 
eventually returned to Dublin, where she was accidentally burned to 
death in April, 1894. 


CASEY, KEY. JAMES (CANON).— An Essay on Education, Cathouc and 
Mixed, a poem (over the signature of "A Catholic Priest"), Dublin, 
1868, 12ino; Tyndall and Materialism — Gladstone and the Vatican 
Deckebs, two epistles in verse, Dublin, 1875, 8vo (over signature of 
"J. K. C."); Home Rule Rhymes, or The Alpha and Omega of 
Home Rule and Obstbuction (over signatuie of " Caius Sedulius "), 
Dublin, 1880, 8vo ; Intempehiance, an ethical poem, in three parts (over 
signature of "J. K. 0."), Dublin, 1877, 12mo; Oup, Thikst for Drink; 
Its Cause and Cure, a poem, Dublin, 1879, 8vo; Paddy Blake's Sojourn 
among the Soupers, and other poems, Dublin, 1883, 8vo ; 1884, 8vo? 
Verses on Doctrinal and Devotional Subjects, first series, Dublin, 
1882,. 8vo; second series, Dublin, 1886, 8vo; third series, Dublin, 1892, 
8vo; Temperance PoiEms, Dublin, 1888, 8vo; Tbmpehakoe Songs and 
Lyrics, Dublin, 1889, 8vo; The Spouse of Christ, a poem, Dublin. — . 
There have been numerous editions of most of these volumes. Canon 
Casey was one of the» most popular of temperance poets, and has 
no small share of humour, as the reader of his lighter effu6ii)ns will 
readily admit. Of the first series of his religious verses, about fifteen 
editions have been published. He was born at Riverstown, Co. Sligo, 
on September 26, 1824, and entered Maynooth in 1851 ; was ordained in 
or about 1857, and died February 20, 1909. His first mission was at 
Ballygar, Co. Galway, and he was afterwards a curate in Sligo. In 
June, 1860, he was appointed Principal of St. John's Seminary there, 
which position, with others, he filled for many years. He was eventually 
(1873) appointed parish priest of Athleague, Co. Roscommon. In Canon 
Ulick Bourke's " College Irish Grammar " there is a version in Irish by 
him of Campbell's "Exile of Erin." Many of his temperance lyrics ap- 
peared in the Irish Banner of Temperance. 
CASEY, JOHN KEEGAN.— A Wreath of Shamrookb, 1866, 12mo ; The 
Rising of the Moon, etc., 1869, 12mo (reprinted, Glasgow) ; Reliques 
OF J. K. Casey, collected and edited by "Owen Roe" (Eugene Davis), 
and published by Richard Pigott, Dublin, 1878, 8vo. 

This well-known writer for the Nation, Irishman, Irish People, etc., 
over pseudonyms of " Leo," " Kilkeevan," etc., was the son of a 
peasant farmer, and was born at Mount Dalton, near Mullingar, Co. 
Westmeath, on August 22, 1846. His first poem appeared in the Nation 
when he was only sixteen years old. Was at first a mercantile clerk, 
but abandoned trade for iournalism, and was imprisoned in 1867 for 
complicity in the Fenian rising. This incarceration doubtless hastened 
his death, which occurred on March 17, 1870, in his twenty-fourth year. 
It is said that 60,000 people attended his funeral, so popular had he 
become by his genius and patriotism. He is buried in Glasnevin, where 
an excellent Tnonument is erected to him. In J. P. Farrell's "Historical 
Notes on Longford" is a full account of his life. In Shamrock, vol. 3, 
there is a long story by him. 
CASEY, MAURICE WILLIAM.— An Irish-Canadian poet, born at Ballyboy, 
near Clogheen, Co. Tipperary, on April 10, 1859. Went to Canada with 
his parents in 1868, his father joining the Canadian Civil Service in 
1878, and settling in Ottawa. M. W. Casey was educated by private 
tutors in Ireland, and at colleges in Canada, and finally at Ottawa 
University, where he spent four years. He joined the Federal Civil 
Service in 1882, and in 1892 married. He has an appointment in the 
Patent Office, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa. He has written a 
large number of admirable verses for the Canadian Press, notably for 
the Irish-Canadian of Toronto, the Harp of Montreal, Cathollt Weehly 
Beview, Donahoe's Magazine, and Pilot of Boston (Mass.), etc. He 
projected some years ago a volume of his poems under the title of 
" Lays of Two Lands." 


CASHMAN, D. B. — One of the political prisoners of 1867 who was sent with 
John Boyle O'Reilly on the Hougowmont to Western Australia. He 
edited a small paper called the Wild Goose, which the authorities allowed 
the convicts to publish, and wrote verse for it. He is now a journalist 
in Boston, and has written verse for Boston Pilot, Donahoe's Magazine, 
etc. Also a small biography of Michael Davitt. 

CASSIDY, PATRICK.— An Irish-American poet, born about 1790 in Co. 

Fermanagh, and resident for many years in Georgetown (D.C.), U.S.A. 
• He died about 1890 at a great age. He wrote verse frequently for the 

Boston Pilot and other Irish-American organs. The poems of Peter 

Magennis (q.v.) are dedicated to him. 

CASSIDY, PATRICK SARSPIELD.— The Boebowed Bkidb, a fairy love 
legend of Bonegal. New York, 1893, 8vo. 

Author of "Glenveigh; or, The Victims of Vengeance," an Irish tale. 
Boston, 1870. Has contributed a lot of verse to Irish-American papers. 
Born in Co. Donegal on October 31, 1852, and went to U.S.A. when 
about seventeen years of age. Has been city editor of New York 
Mercury, and was part owner and editor of the Celtic Magazine, New 
York. Wrote many poems over the signature of " Diarmuid." 

CASTILLO, JOHN. — Awd Isaac, The Steeple Chase, and other poems, with 
a glossary of the Yorkshire dialect, Whitby, 1843, 8vo; The Bakd of the 
Dales, or poems and miscellaneous pieces, partly in the Yorkshire 
dialect, London, 1850, 12mo; Poems in the Nobth Yoekshiee Dialbci, 
edited, with a memoir and glossary, by G. M. Tweeddell, Stokely, 
Middlesborough, 1878, 8vo. 

Born in 1792 at Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, and was taken to England 
when only two or three years old by his parents, who were Catholics. 
He eventually became a Wesleyan preacher in Yorkshire, and was noted 
as " The Bard of the Dales." He died at Pickering on April 16, 1845. 

"CATHOLIC PRIEST, A." — The Vision or Heeesies, and other poems. 
London, 1834, 8vo. 

The volume is dedicated to Daniel O'Connell, of whom its author was 
a kinsman. 

CAULFEILD, EDWARD HOUSTON.— The Histoey of Paddy Blake and 
Kathleen O'Moee, a tale. Dungannon, 1847, 8vo. 

A prose sketch, with various songs and poems interspersed, chiefly to 
well-known Irish airs, and written " for the instruction and amusement 
of the farmers of Tyrone by a country gentleman." The author was 
connected with the Charlemont family, and Jived at Drumcairn, Stewarts- 
town, Co. Tyrone. 

CAULFEILD, J. (Cornet). — The Makxehs of Paphos; or. The Teitjmph of 
Love, in three cantos. Dublin, 1777, 8vo: another edition, London, 
1777, 4to. 

CAULFEILD, JAMES (Earl of Charlemont). — Speech of Adelaide in the 
Convent of La Teappb, verse, n.d. [c. 1795], privately printed; Select 
Sonnets of Pbteaech, with translations and illustrative notes. 
Dublin (?), 1822, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin on August 18, 1728, and died August 4j 1799. Was the 
fourth Viscount and first Earl Charlemont, and is best remembered for 
his connection with the Volunteers of 1782. In the " Life of Henry 
Grattan," by the latter's son (vol. ii., pp. 110-116), will be found a. 
poem by Lord Charlemont. 


CAULFEILD, JOHN. — Canterbuky Hall Comic Songs, Nos. 1 and 3, 
London, 1855, 8vo. 

A song-writer. No other parts published, apparently. 

CAULFEILD, SOPHIA F. A. — ^Avenel, and otheb Poems, etc., London, 
1871, Svo; Desmond, and othbk Poems, London, 1870, 8vo; other works. 
Daughter of an author of various pamphlets on religious and political 
subjects. She lived at Bath, and died rather recently. 

CAVANAGH, MICHAEL. — ^An Irish-American poet and journalist. Born 
at Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, in or about 1827 ; went to U.S.A. in 1849, 
and worked there as a cooper — his trade — for a time, but in 1866 he 
began to write for the press, and contributed to the Emerald, N"ew York. 
Many of his pieces appeared in the Celtic Monthly Magazine, New York, 
and the Boston Pilot. Ho fought in the Oivil War, and after its cessa- 
tion received an appointment in the Treasury at Washington. He was 
intimately associated with the notable Fenians in America, especially 
John O'Mahony, whose secretary he was. He wrote largely for the 
American press, chiefly on Irish matters, and published a large and 
interesting " Life of General T. F. Meagher," the brilliant soldier and 
orator. He was an enthusiastic Gaelic scholar, and many of his poetical 
versions from the old tongue are well known. In private life few men 
have been more highly esteemed or respected. He was an Irishman of 
the best type, and his death at his home in Washington (D.C.) on 
June 21, 1900, was deeply regretted in both Ireland and America. He 
left a widow and eight children. 

" CECIL." — The Homestead, and other Poems. London, 1862, Svo. 
By an Irishman. 

Derry), — ^As One that Sehveth, sacred poems, London, 1880, Svo; Poems, 
chiefly sacred, London, 1900, Svo ; other works, chiefly sermons. 

Born in 1840, being the son of the late Hutchinson Chadwick, chief 
accountant of the Great Southern and Western Railway of Ireland. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1862; B.D., 1876; M.A. and D.D., 1877. Ordained in 
1863. Dean of Armagh, 1886, and Bishop of Derry, 1900. He has written 
a good deal for the Leisure Sour, Quiver, Bookman, etc. In 1869 he 
introduced the poems of his friend and college companion, E. J. Arm- 
strong (g.v.) He is represented in ," The Dublin Book of Irish Verse." 

CHAMBERLAINE, REY. WALTER. — The Censoeiad, a poem originally 
written by Martin Gulliver, illustrated by sundry curious annotations of 
divers learned commentators . . . with the " Life of Martin GuUiver,''' 
in Latin, and translated, together with a modest defence of Mr. G. [Rev. 
Hugh Graffan, Fellow, T.O.D.], being an answer to "The Oensoriad," 
etc., Dublin, 1730; The Three Travbllbbs, a tale (in verse, anonymously^, 
Dublin, 1733, 12mo. 

This clever parson, to whom several witty poems were ascribed, was the 
brother of Mrs. Frances Sheridan, the authoress, and therefore uncle of 
the celebrated R. B. Sheridan, the orator and dramatist. He wrote 
various poems, one of which, published anonymously, and attributed to 
several people, is given in Miss Le Fanu's " Life of Mrs. Sheridan," 
pp. 43-46. He was born about 1708, son of Rev. Philip Chamberlaine, 
rector of St. Nicholas Without, Dublin. He was a scholar of T.C.D. in 
1725, and graduated B.A., 1727; M.A., 1731. He died unmarried at a 
somewhat early age. 



" CHANTER, CRAMBO." — ^The Modern Independent Whig, a poem in four 
cantos. Dublin, 1792, 8vo. 

CHARLEMONT, EARL OF.— See under Caulfield. 

CHARLEVILLE, COUNTESS OF.— La Pttcelle; or, The Maid of Orleans, 
from the French of Voltaire, in twenty-one cantos. Dublin, 3 yols., 8vo 
1796-97. (Only five copies of the large paper edition were published, and 
fifty copies of the ordinary edition.) 

May possibly have been the author of the following translation from 
Voltaire also, " The BQenriade," an epic poem, translated into English 
rhyme by a lady, 1797, 4to. Was ^he wife of the Earl of Charleville, 
patron of Rev. Henry Boyd, who was his chaplain. The latter, on 
hearing of the translation of " La Pucelle," threatened to leave the house 
if the shameful work were published, so only a few copies were privately 
distributed, the rest having been burned at Lord Charleville's seat. 

CHARTRES (or CHARTERS), REY. MARK.— Vinegar Him,, a poem, Dublin, 
1802, 8vo; Sonnets and Elegiac Poems, — . 

In 1819 was prebendary of Clane. Apparently a Wexford man. In 
Sentimental and Masonic Magazine, Dublin, 1792-93, there are a good 
many poems by this writer, generally named " Mr. Charters." Scholar, 
T.C.D., 1784; B.A., 1785. Among the subscribers to Amyas Bushe's 
volume, 1759, was a " Rev. Mr. Chartres," who was presumably a relative 
of the writer here recorded. 

CHENEYIX, RICHARD.— Drammio Poems, two plays, London,, 1802, 8vo; 
Mantuan Revels, a comedy, and Henry VIII., a tragedy, London, 1812, 

Eminent chemist and mineralogist and F.R.S. Born in Ireland in 
1774, and died on April 6, 1830. Author of some valuable scientific 
papers, etc. 

CHERRY, ANDREW.— Harlequin in the Stocks, pantomime, 1793; The 
Outcasts, opera, not printed, 1796; The Soldier's Daughter, comedy, 
1804, 8vo ; All for Fame, comic sketch, not printed, 1805 ; The Village, 
comedy, 1805, not printed ; The Travellers, musical drama, 1806, 8vo ; 
Thalia's Tears, a poem, 1806, not printed; Spanish Dollars, musical 
entertainment, 1806, 8vo ; Peter the Great, operatic drama, 1807, 8vc ; 
A Day in London, comedy, not printed, 1807. 

Son of a Limerick printer and bookseller. Born in that city on January 
11, 1762. Went on the stage while only a boy, and, after hard struggles, 
made a moderate fortune and some reputation by his acting. As a song- 
writer he is best known, " The Bay of Biscay," " He was Famed for 
Deeds of Arms," " The Dear Little Shamrock," and " Tom Moody," still 
retaining a good deal of their original popularity. He married the 
daughter of Richard Knight, a theatrical manager, and became a man- 
ager himself, and died while on a tour with his company at Monmouth, in 
Wales, February 12, 1812. There are six songs by him in Hercules EUis's 
"Songs of Ireland," second series, 1849. In Walker's Sihernian Maga- 
zine for April, 1804, there is a portrait and biography of him. In the 
same periodical for February, 1806, is a song from his operatic drama, 
"The Travellers; or. Music's Fascination." 

CHESTER, REY. GREYILLE JOHN (?).— Poems, London, 1856, 8vo; A 
Church Hymn Book, with metrical psalms and the canticles, printed for 
chanting, edited by G. J. C, London, 1859, 16mo; Ella Cuthullin and 
other Poems, old and new, Belfast, 1883, 8vo. 

Many other works, chiefly sermons. An Oxford graduate, possibly of 
Irish extraction. 


CHESTER, HARRIET MARY,— Bom in Ireland about 1830, her 
maiden name being Goff. She married in 1856, and was left a widow in 
1868. In the " Hymnary " (1872), wiU be found various translations of 
German and Latin hymns by her over her initials of " H. M. C." 

CHESTER, REY. RICHARD.— Poems, Histobioal and Miscellaneous, 1849 
(in conjunction with following writer, his brother) ; and other works. 
A Cork man, who died February, 1883. B.A., T.C.D., 1832. 

and Clonfert). — Brother of preceding, and son of Rev. John Chester, 
Vicar of Ballyclough, Co. Cork. Born at Mallow, in that county, on 
August 6, 1820. B.A., T.C.D., 1846; M.A., 1856; D.D., 1883. Ordained 
in 1846, and made bishop in 1884. Wrote various works, besides con- 
tributing to the one mentioned above, including a poem on the Queen's 
Jubilee, 1887. He died on August 27, 1893. 

CHETWOOD, WILLIAM RUFUS (?) .—Kilkenny ; or. The Old Man's Wish, 
a poem, Dublin, 1748; The Genbbous Freemason, a ballad opera, 1731, 
8vo ; The Lover's Opera, a musical piece, 1729, Svo ; The Stock Jobbers ; 
or. The Humours oe Change Alley, comedy, 1720, Svo ; South Sea ; or, 
The Biter Bit, a farce, 1720, 8vo. 

A prompter at Drury Lane Theatre for thirty years, and author of 
miscellaneous works, including " General History of the Stage," London, 
1749, 12mo. Died in Dublin,, March 3, 1766. H|is real name was Chetwode. 
In 1746 he published " A Tour Through Ireland." 

CHEYERS, YERY REY. CHRISTOPHER.— Mentioned in Dean Cogan's 
" Diocese of Meath," vols. ii. and iii., as author of many poems in Irish, 
English, French, and Latin. Was parish ptriest of Kilbeg, Co. Meath, and 
vicar-general of the diocese. Born near Kilbeg towards the end of 
seventeenth century ; died at a very advanced age on December 28, 1785. 

CHICHESTER, FREDERICK RICHARD (Earl of Belfast) .—Author of 
" Lectures on the Poets and Poetry of the Century," and of other works. 
Also contributed occasional verse to the Northern Maqazine, Belfast (1852- 
53), over signature of " Campana." Was born November 25, 1827; died 
at Naples, February 15, 1863, aged 26. He composed several pieces of 
music, and seems to have been an amiable and accomplished nobleman. 
He set several well-known poems to music. 

CHILDS, THOMAS. — Poems by an Obscure Author. Glasgow, no date 
(1870.''), anonymously. 

Born Sn Dublin in or about 182S. The above volume was one of six 
which he had intended to publish, and left directions in his will that they 
were to be issued. He lived alone, and was found murdered at his house 
near Glasnevin Cemetery on September 2, 1899, and his brother Samuel, 
an old man like himself, was charged with the murder, but acquitted. 
The murderer was never discovered. 

CHILLING WORTH, J. J. — The Western Shore, a poem on Ireland. Dublin, 
1881, Svo. 

" CHRISTABEL."— See Mary Downing. 

CHRISTIAN, OWEN (?).— Poems. London, 1885, Svo. 

CLANCY, MICHAEL, M.D.— Tamae, Prince of Nubia, tragedy, 1739 (?}, 
not printed; Hermon,. Prince of CnoBiEA, tragedy, 1746, Svo; 'The 
Sharper, a comedy, 1760, Svo. Also Latin poems, such as Tbmplum 


Venehis sivb, Amohum Rhapsodic, London, 1745, 4to; another edition, 
1774, 12mo. 

A Clare man, and son of a soldier. Born about the beginning of the 
eighteenth century, and died about 1780 ( ?) in Kilkenny. Was educated 
at Kilkenny and Paris. Became blind in 1737, and then took to the drama. 
Was granted a pension by George II. He is mentioned among other Irish 
poets in Delaoour's " Epistle to the Earl of Shannon." There is a poem by 
him in Walker's Eiberniam, Magazine for 1777, p. 211. A couple of others, 
will be found in " Brookiana " (by C. H. Wilson). .O'Keeffe, in his 
"Recollections," mentions having met him in Kilkenny. Clancy pub- 
lished his " Memoirs," which are very uninteresting. 

" CLARIBEL."— See Mrs. C. Barnard. 

CLARKE, REY. BENJAMIN STRETTELL.— The Song op Songs eendereo 
INTO English Blank Veese, 1881. 

Born in Dublin in 1823. B.A., T.C.D., 1846; M.A.. 1856; B.D. and 
D.D., 1865. Died, Liverpool, November 18, 1895. 

CLARKE, BERNARD. — A Collection or Poems on several Occasions, in 
three parts, Dublin, 1751, 12mo ; The Cubey Comb, in several numbers, 
Dublin, 1755, 8vo. 

Seems to have been a schoolmaster in Navan, Co. Meath, at one time, 
and was afterwards in the same position at St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin. 
When Henry Brooke (q.v.) founded the Freeman's Journal in 1763, Clarke 
was his literary assistant, and one of the paper's earliest writers. He had 
an academy in Lucas's Coffee-house, Cork Hill, from about 1765 till 1767. 
There is a poem by him prefixed to Mrs. Pilkington's "Memoirs," vol. 
ii., dated July 16, 1748, and addressed from Clargill. He was author 
of some of the pamphlets written for the patriot party against the 
administration of the Duke of Dorset, 1753-54, and John 'T. Gilbert says 
his party treated him badly. 

CLARKE, GEORGE ROCHFORT. — The Distressed Queen; or, Teii-mphs 
OF Ghiee, verse. London, 1862, 8vo. 
Also some legal works. 

CLARKE, REV. HENRY, D.D.— Is referred to in " Epistle to G. E. Howard 
from G. Faulkner " (by R. Jephson, q.v.) as a poet, and * piece, pro- 
fessedly his, is given. He is, however, ridiculed in the notes. He gradu- 
ated B.A., T.C.D., 1720; M.A., 1723; Fellow, 1724; B.D., 1730; D.D., 
1735, and became vice-provost in 1742. I cannot find that he published 
any separate book. 

CLARKE, HUGH. — Holes or Contentment, a poem, London, 1821, 8vo; 
The Grave op O'Neill, and other poems, Dublin, 1823, 8vo. 

A poetical contributor to Dublin and London Magazine (London, 1825- 
27), Bxihlin Penny Journal (1832), and was probably the H. Oarke of 
Dublin 2Iaijazine, 1820. 

CLARKE, JOHN BERTRIDGE.— The Teaes and Smiles oe Ieeland, a poem 
on the death of J. P. Curran, Dublin, 1817, 8vo ; Napoleon at Waterloo, 
a poem in four cantos, with other juvenile poems, 1816, 8vo; The Lamen- 
tation OF the Empiee,, a poem on the death of H.R.H. the Princess 
Charlotte, Dublin, 1818, 8vo ; Coeonation, a lyrical poem, with The Royal 
Visit, Dublin, 1821, 12mo; Ramiro, a tragedy (in MS. in 1820); The 
City of Ravenna, a tragedy in five acts, 1824, 8vo; another edition, 1829, 
8vo. Also wrote a metrical tale, entitled The Mooeish Maid, which was 
in MS. in 1820. 


B.A., T.O.D., 1805. A native of Roscommon, and was on the stage 
for a, time under the names of Sackville and Bertridge. He died in 
poverty in 1824. Contributed largely to Dublin Magazine, 1820, chiefly 
in verse, but now and again prosei; probably edited the periodical, 
which only ran to twelve numbers. There are extracts from his unpub- 
lished writings in it. There is a poem by him in Hayes' " Ballads of 
Ireland," probably from magazine above mentioned, and in M. J. 
Whitty's paper, " Captain Rock in London," October 1, 1825, will be found 
a love-song of his. His " Ramiro " was produced in 1822, in Dublin, and 
failed; portions of it were printed in The Drama, a daily theatrical 
journal of short life, which he and a friend named W. H. Stack pub- 
lished. The latter wrote the epilogue of the play. 

CLARKE, JOSEPH I. C. — Robert Emmet, a tragedy of Irish History, New 
York ; Malmobda, an Irish metrical romance. New York and London, 
1893; The Fighting Race and other poems, New York, 1911. 

Irish-American poet and journalist. Born in Kingstown, Dublin, July 
31, 1846. At the age of twelve he went to London with his parents, and 
in 1863 entered the Board of Trade Dept. as a clerk, and stayed there till 
1868. From patriotic motives he resigned his position in the Civil Service, 
and went to Paris, and from thence to America. Joined the staff of 
Michael Scanlan's Irish Sepuhlic, and afterwards that of the New York 
Herald, of which he eventually became managing editor. Took the same 
position on the New York MIorning Journal, but resigned some time ago, 
when he became editor of the Criterion. Has written much verse. His 
first poem in print aippeared in John O'Leary's Irish People. He is in- 
cluded in several of the Irish-American anthologies, and one of his poems, 
an admirable one, called " The Fighting Race," with the refrain of 
" Kelly, and Burke, and Shea," is well known. He has of late written 
and produced several plays. 

CLARKE, MARCUS. — The Marcus Clarke Memorial Volume, containing 
selections from his writings, Melbourne, 1884, 8vo. 

Australian novelist and poet, included in Douglas Sladen's " Australian 
Poets." Born at 11 Leonard Place, Kensington, London, in 1847, of Irish 
parentage, his father being William Hislop Clarke, a barrister. He be- 
came famous in Australia as author of " For the Term of His Natural 
Life," a powerful novel of convict life. Died August 2, 1881, after a 
rather reckless Bohemian life. He was nephew of General Sir Andrew 
Clarke, K.C.M.G., and of Tyrone family. 

CLARKE, MARION. — Figaro, a collection of prose and verse. London (?), 

Sister of Margaret Doak (g.u.), and was born at Dromara, Co. 
Down. Married Charles Clarke, a popular novelist in his day, and wrote 
a good deal for various periodicals over signature of " Miriam Drake." 
She was the " Almantha " of Barney Maglone. (See R. A. Wilson.) 

CLARKE, MICHAEL. — Man's Final End, an historical poem written in Irish 
in the sixteenth century by the Right Rev. Dr. O'Connell, Bishop of 
Kerry, translated by M. C. (Irish and English), Dublin, 1827, 8vo, 218 pp. 
Another edition, 1851, 24 pp. (See James Martin.) 

CLARKE, LADY OLIVIA. — The Irishwoman, a comedy in five acts, London, 
1819, 8vo. Parodies on Popular Songs, with a paradoxical preface, dedi- 
cated to the Countess of Charleville. Music arranged and composed by 
Sir J. A. Stevenson, London and Dublin, 1836. 

Some of the airs are Irish, others by Stevenson and one by her father, 
Owenson. Wrote many poems to different magazines and annuals, includ- 
ing Metropolitan Magazine for 1831-1834, Comic Offering for 1832, etc., 


Athence-um for 1835. Her comedy was successfully produced on the stage. 
She wrote separate songs as well as those in periodicals. Was a younger 
sister of Lady Morgan, and the daughter of Robert Owenson. Born about 
1785. Married a Dublin physician, Sir Arthur Clarke, in 1808, and died 
on April 24, 1845, aged 60. She was buried in the same grave as her 
father, at Irishtown, near Dublin. Her husband died in 1857. 

CLEARY, KATHLEEN T. M'PHELIM.— An Irish-American poetess, 
born in New Brunswick on August 20, 1863, and is of wholly Irish 
parentage. She has written verse from an early age, and many of her 
poems appeared in the American papers over her maiden name of 
M'Phelim. She married in 1884. She is represented in Eliot Ryder's 
"Household Library of Catholic Poets." See " Magazine of Poetry," 
Buffalo, April, 1893, for portrait and poems by her. 

CLEARY, THOMAS STANISLAUS. — Twitterings at Twilight (poems), 
Dublin, 1883, 8vo; Songs of the Irish Land War, Dublin, 1888; Shin- 
Fain; or. Ourselves Alone, a drama of the Exhibition, over pseudonym 
of " Tom Telephone," Dublin, 1882. 

Also a pamphlet at Ennis, Co. Clare, in 1877. Born in Dublin, 1851. 
A constant poetical contributor for years to the various Irish and American 
papers, particularly United Ireland, Boston Pilot, Nation, etc. He edited 
the Clare Independent. I believe, for a time. After returning to Dublin he 
wrote largely for Weekly Irish Times, Irish Society, Duilin Figaro, etc., 
and died suddenly on June 30, 1898, at Killaloe. He is buried in Glas- 
nevin. He wrote articles generally over the signatures of " Denis 
O'Dunn " and " Free Lance." 

CLELAND, WILLIAM. — A Collection op Original and Miscellaneous 
Poetry. Belfast, 1838. 

" CLERGYMAN, A."— The Wrecker, a poem. Belfast, 1816, 8vo. 

CLERKE, ELLEN MARY. — The Flying Dutchman, and other poems. London, 
1881, 8vo. 

Sister of the well-known scientific writer. Miss Agnes M. Gierke, and a 
contributor of verse to the Catholic press. Was the daughter of John 
Wm. Gierke, and born at Skibbereen on September 26, 1840. She was 
a niece of the late Irish judge. Baron Deasy. Many of her poems are in 
Orby Shipley's " Garmina Mariana," and other Catholic anthologies. 
Died in London on March 2, 1906. Published "Fable and Song in 
Italy," 1899. Her Italian translations, some of which are in Dr. R. 
Garnett's "History of Italian Literature," are i-emarkably good. 

CLIBBORN, EDWARD, M.R.I.A.— Pharaoh's Daughter, a drama, published 
anonymously, London, 1874, 12mo. 

Was the curator of the Royal Irish Academy's antiquities, and published 
several pamphlets on archaeological subjects. 

CLIFFORD, SAMUEL. — A Poetical Description of River Shannon, 
dedicated to Richard St. George, Esq. Third edition, Dublin, 1786, 8vo. 
Of Mount Campbell, on the Shannon. 

CLINCH, JAMES BERNARD. — Poems and Inscriptions, Gaelic, Latin and 
English. Dublin, 1829. 

Was the son of Joseph Clinch, of Ratoath, Co. Meath, by Mary, 
daughter of Luke Higgins, of Knockmane, near Athleague, Co. Ros- 
common, who were married in 1757. J. B. Clinch was born in James's 
Street, Dublin, on July 16, 1770, and was called to the Irish Bar. He 
was the author of Greek and Latin verses in AnthologiaHibemica, Dublin, 


1792-93. In his " Irish Minstrelsy," Hardiman refers to Clinch as having 
translated " The Ooulin " in 1792, and it is the one, without doubt, which 
is to be found over Clinch's name in Sentimental and Masonic Magazine, 
Dublin, for November, 1792. He was Professor of Belles Lettres at 
Maynooth College, and published some antiquarian works, " Lectures on 
Rhetoric," delivered at Maynooth (Dublin, 1835), and a number of poli- 
tical and Catholic pamphlets. In the Gilbert Library, now in possession of 
the Dublin Corporation, is a volume of printed and MS. poems by Clinch 
and Dr. John Brenan (q.v.), his brother-in-law. He died on October 25, 

CLINCHE, HUGH. — ^Thb Stkttggles of Gbebce, Bhtjrtpoee, and Welleslet, 
a pageant, Dublin, 1827, Svo; The Leap or the Shamhock, with other 
poetry, Dublin, 1838, 12ino. 

He was a son of the preceding writer, but affected the final e to his name. 
He was a law student, and died in June, 1847. He was the " H. C." of 
Dublin Penny Journal, where his "Wedding of Darby McShawn," a 
humorous Irish poem, appeared. He was buried at Glasnevin on June 19, 

CLOSE, JOHN GEORGE.— Echoes op the Valley, poems. Belfast, 1879, 8vo. 
There was a " J. G. O." who published " Alley McOabe; or, The Boat- 
man's Sorrows," an Irish story, Dublin, 1883. 

CLYNE, NORVAL. — Ballads and Lays from Scottish History, Edinburgh, 
1844, 16mo; Ballads from Scottish History, Edinburgh, 1863, 8vo. 

Was the son of Captain John Clyne, and born at Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, 
February 21, 1817. Graduated at Aberdeen University, and became a 
lawyer in that city, where he died, December 31, 1888. 

COBBE, FRANCES POWER.— This distinguished writer was born in 
Co. Dublin on December 4, 1822. She was the author of many works of 
considerable thought, and also wrote some hymns and poems. Two 
of the latter are in her " Italics " (1864), and she wrote a birthday poem 
in honour of the late Lord Shaftesbury. Her well-known hymn, " Rest in 
the Lord," is in Herder's "Congregational Hymns," 1884, etc. She 
died in 1904. As an anti-vivisectionist and a crusader in many humane 
movements. Miss Cobbe was well known. 

COCHRANE, JOHN HENRY.— The Unconquerable Colony, episodes of 
Ulster in the seventeenth century, prose and verse, I^ondon, 1902, Svo. 

CODE, HENRY BRERETON.— The Patriot; or, Hermit op Saxellen, a 
musical drama with songs, second edition, Dublin, 1811, 8vo ; Spanish 
Patriots, an historical drama in prose and verse, London, 1812, Svo; 
The Russian Saoeipice; or, Burning op Moscow, a drama, with songs, 
Dublin, 1813, Svo ; An Ode, to be performed at the Castle of Dublin on 
Monday, 23rd of April, 1821 . . the birthday of . . . George IV. ; the 
music by Sir J. A. Stevenson, Dublin, 1821, 4to. 

I venture to ascribe to him also a pamphlet signed "H. B. C," and 
entitled "The Insurrection of the 23rd of July, 1803," Dublin, 1803. He 
was certainly "Gregory Greendrake " of the following work: "The 
Angling Excursions of Gregory Greendrake and Geoffrey Greydrake in 
the Counties of Wicklow, etc.," Dublin, 1824, which ran through several 
editions, and of which Thomas Ettingsall (q-v.) was part author. Great 
confusion has arisen about Code, and it is rather difficult to get exact 
data about him. Some things are beyond doubt, however, such as that 
he was the author of "The Sprig of Shillelagh," and not Lysaght; that 
it is in his " Russian Sacrifice," and was written by him some years before 


the production of that piece on the stage; that he was editor of the 
Warder, a prominent Tory journal in Dublin, between 1820-30, and was 
sometimes referred to in its columns as author of the song mentioned; 
that he wrote agricultural matter for his paper, as well as songs; that 
he never wrote " Donnybrook Fair," as some writers have surmised (see 
Charles O'Flaherty) ; and that he died about 1830. He was a subscrijjer 
to volumes of verse published by James Templeton (1809), Edward Fitz- 
simons ^1815), and Thomas Michael Rafter (1826), and lived in Bccles 
Street, Dublin. He was a Government spy during the '98 period, and 
several payments of money were made to him for information in 1802-3. He 
afterwards, it is said, got a place in the Revenue. Watty Cox attacked 
him in his Irish Magazine (1813, page 131), and Thomas Furlong in- 
troduced him into his poem, " The Plagues of Ireland." He reported 
Robert Emmet's famous speech, and, according to the United Irishmen, 
mutilated it for base purposes. Sir John A. Stevenson set the songs in his 
dramas to music, and also one or two separate songs which he wrote, as 
" The Fisherman's Glee," Dublin, 1825 (?). The words of the very popular 
glee by Stevenson, " See our oars with feathered spray," belong to one of 
Code's dramas. Code's real name was Cody. See, for references, Dublin 
and London Magazine (London, 1826, pp. 93 and 527, and 1827, pp. 95 
and 272), and for poems in Warder, February 25 and March 11, 1826, 
amongst other and later dates. A poem of Code s is quoted in Fitzpatrick's 
"Lady Morgan," p. 14. 

COEN, JOHN. — ^A poet of the early numbers of the Nation, generally signing 
himself "Author of 'Deserted College,'" but sometimes " Patricius," 
and on one occasion " Bridget." He is represented in the first edition 
of " The Spirit of the Nation." He was a young Protestant student of 
T.C.D. at that time, and graduated B.A. in 1840. His " Awake, and 
lie dreaming no more," a popular lyric, appeared in the Nation on 
October 22, 1842, and was included in " The Spirit of the Nation." His 
" Deserted College " was a prose sketch, printed for the author at Omagh, 
Co. Tyrone (1842, 8vo). 

COFFEY, CHARLES.— SouTHWARK Fair; or. The Sheep-Shearing, an 
operetta, 1729, 8vo ; The Beggar's Wedding, burlesque opera, 1729, 8vo; 
Phoebe ; or, The Beggar, operetta, 1729, 8vo ; The Female Parson ; or, 
The Beau in the Suds, operetta, 1730, 8vo ; The Devil to Pay ; or. The 
Wives Metamorphosed, operetta, 1731, 8vo; A Wife, and no Wipe, 1732, 
8vo; The Boarding School; or. The Sham Captain, operetta, 1733, 8vo; 
The Merry Cobbler; or, the second part of The Devil to Pay, operetta, 
1735, 8vo ; and The Devil upon two Sticks ; or. The Country Beau, 
burlesque, 1745, 8vo. 

Was a native of Ireland, and died in London on May 13, 1745, and was 
buried at St. Clement Danes, in the Sffand. His " Devil to Pay " still 
holds the stage, though it is rarely played. He was deformed, and made 
his misfortune the butt of many a joke. As one of the first, if not the very 
first, to use Irish airs in his plays, vide " The Beggar's Wedding," he 
deserves credit. 

COGHLAN, HEBER.— The Woe op Lough Derg, verse, Cork, 1898, 8vo (with 
portrait of the author) ; The Maid of Coolin, Cork, 1903. 

COLE, JOHN WILLIAM.— See under " Calcraft, J. W." 

COLE, M. AND ADELINE. — Days Gone By, in verse, written on the anniver- 
sary of a beloved brother, with a memoir, Dublin, 1829 (?), 12mo. 


COLE, OWEN BLAYNEY.— The Legend of Naworth, a poem, illustrated, 
Diiblin, 1846, 8vc , over initials of " O. B. 0."; Continental Sketches, 
with notes, verse, Dublin, 1846; Gawilghur, verse, n.d., ; The Bride of 
Naworth, and other poems, Portishead, 1876, 8vo. 

Of Co. Monaghan. Contributed various poems to Dublin Uv'n-ersity 
Magazine over his initials. Was born in 1808, and died in 1886. 

COLEMAN, PATRICK JAMES.— Born at Ballaghadereen, Co. Mayo, on 
September 2, 1867, and was educated at the national school of that 
place and at Stonyhurst College, where he stayed from 1882 to 1888. In 
the latter year he matriculated at London University, and shortly after- 
wards went to U.S.A. He taught classics at La Salle College, Phila- 
delphia, for a couple of years, and in 1892 was granted its degree of 
M.A. For a time he was editorially connected with the Messenger of 
the Sacred 3eart, and subsequently with the Puhlic Ledger of the same 
city. He is one of the best of the younger Irish poets of America, and 
has contributed many pieces to Nation (Dublin), Century Magazine, 
Boston Pilot, Catholic World (New York), etc. While at Stonyhurst he 
wrote verse for the college magazine over the signature of '^' Nemo." (For 
specimens of his verse, which is racy and graceful, see the present writer's 
" Humour of Ireland " and " A Treasury of Irish Poetry," edited by 
Stopford Brooke and T. W. Rolleston.) Published a, volume of poems 
in 1903, but I have not seen it. 

COLES, B. — Select Tales and Fables, with maxims and other lessons on 
morality, and sixty illustrations, Dublin, 1756, 12mo. 

COLGAN, WILLIAM JAMES.— Poems, New York, 1844. 

COLHOUN, DAYID.— Poems, Strabane, 2 vols., 1812. 

Was a native of Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, or its neighbourhood. 
His poems were piublished by subscription. (See W. Shaw Mason's 
" Parochial Survey of Ireland," vol. i., pp. 118 and 131, where a specimen 
of Colhoun's verse is given, and he is described as " an antiquary and a 
poet, and, what is of more consequence to him, clerk of the parish." 

COLLENDER, RICHARD W.— Born at Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, in 1841, 
and educated at Mount Melleray, where he had John Walsh, the poet, 
as a schoolfellow. He contributed to the Irishman, and in 1869 he went 
to U.S.A., and became a writer of verse in the New York papers, etc., 
the Celtic Monthly Magazine publishing a lot of his poems. In 1883 he 
returned to Iceland, and contributed poems to United Ireland, etc. He 
died in his native place in March, 1905. Is included in JoHn Boyle 
O'Reilly's " Poetry and Song of Ireland," re-edited 1889. 

COLLIER, CHARLES.— Poems, Dublin, 1909. 

COLLIER, WILLIAM. — The Rival Sergeants, a musical burletta in one act ; 
Kate Kearney, a petite opera in two acts; The Blacksmith, a musical 
farce in one act; and also a couple of comedies — all between 1830-40, aiad 
included in Lacy's collection of acting plays. 

Was a contributor of Irish sketches to Bentley's Miscellany, in one of 
which he declares his nationality; and of poems, etc., to Louisa H. 
Sheridan's " Comic Offering," vol. ii. (1832). 

COLLINS, CHARLES (?).— Comaxa, versified from Ossian, 1819 (?), 16mo; 
Death on the Pale Horse, a poem, 1819 (?), 16mo; Juvenile Blossoms, 
London, 1823, 12mo; Green Leaves; or, Lays of Boyhood, London, 
1844, 16mo. 


COLLINS, DAVID.— Lays of Pbogeess, Tralee, 1862. 

Author of " A Ballad of Life," " Rhymes of the Heart," etc. 

COLLINS, REY. DENIS B. — An Irish-American poet, born on Xoyember 
7, 1861, on the shores of Lough Ina, Co. Cork, of which Fitzjames O'Brien 
(q.v.) has so sweetly sung. He was descended from two strongly Irish 
families, the M'Oarthys and the Collinses, and was educated in Carbery, 
afterwards studying classics at Skibbereen, Limerick, and Cork. Went to 
U.S.A. in 1882, after completing his education, and became a priest in New 
York State (1888). He wrote a good deal of verse for Irish Monthly 
(Dublin), Boston Pilot, Donahoe's Magazine, etc., and died on October 
16, 1894, at "West Winfield, New York. 

COLLINS, JOHN. — The Fall of Man, a poem in two parts, Cantos 4 and 5, 
London and Dublin, 1856, 8vo. 
Was a Wicklow gentleman. 

COLLINS, WILLIAM.— Published a poem on the Slave Trade, but I have 
not been able to obtain its title or date of publication. Father of Wm. 
Collins, R.A., and grandfather of Wm. Wilkie Collins, the novelist. Was 
born in Wicklow about 1740. Had artistic tastes, and dabbled in art. 
Wrote a life of the painter, George Morland, and other matters, and died 
January 8, 1812. 

COLLINS, WILLIAM.— Ballads, Songs akd Poems, New York, 1876, 16mo. 
Born in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, in 1838. Emigrated to Canada when 
only 13 or 14. Lived in Upper Ottawa for some years, and crossed to 
the United States when the Civil War broke out, and served in one of the 
Western regiments. In 1866 he accompanied General O'Neill to Canada, 
in connection with the expected Fenian invasion of the Dominion. For a 
time he worked as a labourer in the quarries of Cleveland, Ohio, and even 
then wrote poems for Boston Pilot. Joined the staff of the Irish World 
soon after it was started. He afterwards started, with J. C. Ourtin (q.v). 
the Globe, New York ; but it did riot live long. He wrote several Irish 
historical novels. Settled in New York, and died in Brooklyn on February 
4, 1890. Before his death he was on the staff of the New York Tablet, 
but wrote for many other papers. His " Tyrone Among the Bushes " and 
"Summer in Ireland" are admirable poems. The last is reprinted in 
Shamrock for September 8, 1883. 

COLLOPY, WILLIAM. — A frequent contributor of poems to Munster News, 
Limerick, and other papers about 1850-60. He sometimes wrote over the 
signature of " Desmond." Among his contributions to the paper above 
mentioned was a series of sonnets called " Shrine Lamps of the Temple," 
on MBale, Newman, Cullen, and Capel. I think he eventually went to 

COLLUM, REY. CHRISTOPHER.— The Psalms in Veese (in conjunction 
with T. Vance), Dublin, 1765. 

COLM, PADRAIC MoCORMAC— Wild Eaeth, Dublin, 1907. 

Born in Longford in or about 1881, and came to Dublin at an early age. 
He first attracted attention by the remarkably fine poems he contributed 
to United Irishman, Irish Homestead Christmas numbers, and other 
papers. The wider publicity given to these in " New Songs," selected by 
George W. Russell, 1904, and published by the present writer, brought 
the author much recognition. He has written several excellent plays 
and prose sketches, and is one of the youngest Irish writers from whom 
much is expected. His poems and sketches have appeared in many 


leading Irish and English journals. His plays, "The Land," "The 
Fiddler's House," and " Thomas Muskerry," have been performed with 
success and published. 

COLOMB, COLONEL GEORGE HATTON.— The Last King oi? Grenada, a 
historical extravaganza, in verse, 12mo; Donnington Castle, a Royalist 
story, in 14 staves, London, 1871, 8vo ; The Caedinal Archbishop, a 
Spanish legend, etc., in verse, London, 1880, 8vo. 

Other works, including novels, and one or two dramatic pieces in prose. 

COLTHURST, MISS E.— Emmanuel, a poem by a lady, Cork, 1833, 12mo (with 
an Introduction bv Rev. H. H. Beamish) ; Life, a poem, Cork, 1835, 12mo ; 
Home, a poem, Cork, 1836, 13mo ; Futueity, a poem, Cork, 1887, 8vo ; 
FuTUEiTY continued, Cork, 1838, 8vo ; Loyalty, a poem, Cork, 1838, 8vo ; 
Lays or Eein, 1839; The Stoem, and other poems, Liverpool, 1840, 8vo; 
Life, a poem, Dublin and Achill, 1845 ; Love and Loyalty, London, 1851 ; 
Memoeies of the West, a poem, London, etc. (anonymously), 1854, 12mo. 
A Cork lady oi marked poetical ability. She wrote also some prose 
works, such as " Irrelagh; or, The Last of the Irish Chiefs," a tale, 1849, 
8vo; " The Irish Scripture Reader," " The Little Ones of Innisfail," etc. 
Most of her works were published anonymously. She was associated with 
the Rev. E. Nangle's mission to Achill, and lived at Danesfort, Killarney. 

COMERFORD, FELIX. — ^About the year 1715 was schoolmaster at Kilmore, 
Co. Oavan, and under him Henry Brooke {g,.v.) was placed. He wrote 
various poems, several of which are to be found in C. H. Wilson's 
" Brookiana." (See Dublin University Magazine for November, 1852.) 

COMERFORD, RICHARD ESMOND.— The Rhapsodist ; or, Mes Sottvenies, 
an epistle in verse, London, 1817, 8vo. 

MS. note by Rev. N. J. Halpin in British Museum copy, where he is 
described as an artist. Died in 1817, being drowned in the canal near 
aonliffe Road, Dublin. 

COMMINS, ANDREW, LL.D.— A frequent contributor of poetry to the 
Nation and United Irishman (of Liverpool), over signatures of "A. C," 
"John Dawe, jun.," " Phelim O'Toole," and "The Gael." His early 
pieces appeared in the Carlow College Magazine. Born in Ballybeg, Ca. 
Carlow, in 1832. Was educated at Carlow CoUege, Queen's College, Cork, 
and London University, at the last place winning the Lord Chancellor's 
prize for best poem on " The Progress of Natural Science in the Nine- 
teenth Century." A lawyer, and formerly M.P. for South Roscommon. 
Lives in Liverpool. 

CONCANEN, MATTHEW.— Wexford Wells, a comedy, with songs, 1721, 
8vo; The Jovial Crew, a comic opera, altered from Brome by M. C. and 
others, 1731, 8vo ; A Match at Football, a mock-heroic poem, 1721, 8vo ; 
Poems upon Seveeal Occasions, Dublin, 1722, 8vo ; Miscellaneous 
Poems, Original, and translated by Several Hands, London (?), 1724, 
8vo (edited by him). 

He also edited several papers, and did good work for the Government, 
who rewarded him by an important post. He wrote some pamphlets, and 
also, it seems, edited " A Collection of all Verses, Essays, Occasioned by 
Mr. Pope and Swift's Miscellanies." Was born in Ireland in 1701. Became 
Attorney-General for Jamaica in January, 1732, and died in London on 
January 22, 1749. The " Miscellaneous Poems " edited by him contains 
about twenty poems of his own, and is remarkable in that it appears to 
have been the first collection of poems by Irish authors alone. In " The 
Flower Piece," a collection edited by him, and published in London, 1731, 


there are also several of his poems. " A Match at Football " is Irish in 
subject, and is included among his pieces in " Miscellaneous Poems, etc." 
He was a vigorous journalist, and was given a place by Pope in " The 
Dunciad." In the " Musical Miscellany " for 1729 are some songs by 

CONCANEN, MATTHEW, jun.— Lines on the Death of R. B. Sheridan, 
with additional lines addressed to Friendship, London (?), 1816, folio; 
The Monaech, The Ministeb, and the Maleeactoe (verse ?), Fairburn, 

Said to have been a son of the preceding. Part author of a "History 
of Southwark," 1795, and author of other works. 

CONDON, LIZZIE G. — Killeeny op Lough Cobbib, and miscellaneous poems, 
Dublin, 1872, 8vo. 

Was the daughter of Thomas Wm. Condon, a Waterford man (q.v.), 
and was born in Waterford, 1857, and wrote some of the poems 
in her volume before she was fifteen. She wrote over the signatures of 
" L. G. C," " Lizzie," " Alice," to Clonmel Chronicle, Waterford 
News, etc. 

CONDON, THOMAS. — Gilla-Hugh ; or, The Patbiot Monk, with other poems, 
Cork, 1864, 12mo ; reprinted in "Gems from the Cork Poets," Cork, 
1883, Svo. 

Born at Kilfinnane, Co. Limerick, in October, 1834 (or 1836). His 
family went to Cork in 1843, where he was chiefly educated. He was 
intended for a priest, but became an engineer, being an admirable 
draughtsman. In 1862 he went to London to follow his profession, but 
had to return to Cork owing to delicate health. He died at Sunday's 
Well there on April 9, 1864, and was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, 
Cork. He had begun a translation of Dante before his death. He wrote 
over the signature of " Maelmuire " in Universal News, London, 1862. 
Some of his poems are clever, and he undoubtedly showed high promise. 
Tlie review of his volume in Duffy's Hibernian Magazine, 1864, was by 
Father Tom Burke O.P. 

CONDON, THOMAS WILLIAM.— Father of the poetess above mentioned. 
Over his initials he wrote various poems in Waterford papers and in 
Nation and Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science and Literatvire. 
Many of his pieces were reprinted in a series of extracts from Waterford 
poets by Rev. M. P. Hickey, which appeared in one of the local papers 
some years ago. 

CONMEE, JAMES. — ^A farmer and classical scholar, who taught many young 
men preparing for the priesthood. He was known throughout Fermanagh 
as a poet. He lived near Derrygonnelly, but in Co. Oavan. He was born 
about 1800, and died at an advanced age about 1890. He is referred to 
as a poet by Peter Magennis in his " Poems," 1887. 

CONMEE, ROBERT. — Brother of preceding, and a more admired poet. He 
was a National School teacher, and retired about 1860. He had a volume 
of Ossianic translations in preparation when he left Ireland for America, 
where presumably he has since died. He lived in Co. Cavan, on the 
borders of Fermanagh. Also referred to by Magennis as a poet in 
" Poems," 1887. Both brothers had intended to collect their poems in u 

CONNELL, CHARLES DENYS.— Born at Penfield, New York, of Irish 
parentage, on September 19, 1867, and educated at home and at the High 
School, Salamanca, New York. Is a writer of verse, and is about to publish 
» volume of poems. 

CONNELL, P. NORREYS.— See Conal H. O'O. O'Riordan. 

CONNELL, PHILIP.— The Medal and GiiASS, a poem, Kells, 1841, 12mo. 

CONNOLLY, CHARLES CASHEL.— Songs of the Celt, Baltimore, U.S.A., 
1888, 8to. 

Not an anthology, but his own poems. Was apparently fi-om Bundoran, 
Co. Donegal. 

CONNOLLY, DANIEL. — Author of many poems in Irish-American and 
Catholic journals, and editor of '' The Household Library of Ireland's 
Poets," a massive collection in which he himself is one of the 260 writers 
represented. It was published by himself in New York, 1887, 4to. Born 
at Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, in 1836, and died unmarried in New York on 
August 25, 1890, aged 64. 

CONNOLLY, REY. JAMES.— Hymns, London, 1879, 16mo. Fourth edition. 
London, 1882, 16mo. 

Wrote other religious works, and was a good musician, setting some of 
his own hymns to music. He was born in Armagh in 1829, and was. 
educated in a seminary there and at Maynooth. He was ordained in 1853, 
and was chieily attached to a mission in London, where he died in the 
summer of 1892. 

CONNOR, JOHN. — Life and Adventures of J. C, with a poem on " The 
Pleasure of a Single Life," second edition, Dublin, 1821, 8vo. 

CONNOR, TERENCE.^An Irishman who, with Usher Gahagan (q.v.), was- 
hanged for filing coins at Newgate (on February 20, 1748-9). A poem of 
his will be found in " The Newgate Calendar." 

CONNOR, THOMAS. — ^A Descbiptive Poem on the Bandon Riveh, Cork,. 
1823, 8vo. 

CONOLLY, JAMES.— Poems, Cork, 1774, 12mo. 

Known as " The Bard of Macroom," where he seems to have been born. 
He died on June 4, 1791, aged 64, and buried in the churchyard of St. 
Colman's, Macroom. There is an elegy on him in D. B. O'Connor's. 
" Works," vol. i., 1803 (q.v.), and a poem by him included in Rev. James 
Delacour's " Poems," 1807 (q.v.), written many years earlier. 

CONOLLY, REY. LUKE AYLMER.— The Feiabs' Tale; or, Memoies of 
the Chevalier Obsini, etc., 2 vols., London, 1805 (prose tales with 
occasional verse); Legendary Tales in Verse (see anonymous pieces), 
Belfast, 1813, 8vo; The Tournament, a legendary tale, Belfast, 1827, 
8vo; the same (anonymously), Belfast. 1832, 12mo. 

Also a sermon at Montrose in 1812. He was evidently well known as a 
poet at the close of last century, for Sir John Carr, in the list of Irish 
writers in his " Stranger in Ireland," 1803— a list referred to several times, 
in this work— includes him among the poets. He wrote the beautiful 
ballad "By Rathlin's Isle I chanced to sail," and was author of an 
"Account of Hamoan, Co. Antrim," "Parochial Survey of Ireland,^^ 
1861 vol. ii. " By Rathlin's Isle " is in Hayes' " Ballads of Ireland, 
and other collections of Irish poetry, and is always given without the- 
author's name. Lived at Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, and graduated B.A., 
T C D 1806 He had a volume of poems in the press at the time of his 
death-^which occurred about 1833 at Ballycastle— but it never appeared.. 


CONROy, MARY. — Love's Quest, and other Poems, edited with memorial 
by Katharine E. Conway, Boston, Mass., 1896, 8vo. 

An Irish- American poetess, born in Roxbury, Mass., being the eldest 
daughter of Henry and Nancy Conroy. She contributed many poems to 
Boston Transcript, Bonahoe's Magazine, Rosary, Boston Pilot, Brooklyn 
Times, etc., and wrote verse for many illustrated booklets. She died 
October 26, 1895. 

CONSTABLE, MICHAEL. — NATioNAii Lyrics for the Army and Navy, 
Dublin (?), sec. ed., 1848, 12mo ; Othello in Hell, and the Infaj^t with a 
Branch of Olives, by "One in the Ranks," Dublin, 1848; Othello 
Doomed, etc., by " One in the Ranks," Dublin, 1849; Songs and Poems, 
Dublin, 1849, 16mo. 

All the above works were published over his initials, " M. C," " One in 
the Ranks," and " A British Soldier." Was an Irishman, and a tailor 
by trade, but enlisted in 1841. He was subsequently (1856) appointed 
a messenger at the Admiralty in London. 

CONWAY, FREDERICK WILLIAM. — ^Elegy inscribed to the Memory of 
Thomas Braughall, Esq., Dublin, 1803, 8vo (over signature of 
" Yawnoc "). 

It is quite possible this piece was the work of the afterwards famous 
journalist of the O'Oonnell period. I have ventured to attribute it to him. 

CONWAY, KATHERINE ELEANOR. — On the Sunrise Slope, poems. New 
York, 1887, 8vo; A Dream of Lilies, religious verse, Boston, Mass., 1893. 
Born at Rochester, New York, September 6, 1853, of West of Ireland 
parentage. She was educated by the Catholic nuns of her native city and 
at St. Mary's Academy, Buffalo, New York, and became a contributor to 
the press before she reached her majority, writing stories, poems, etc., for 
many papers. In 1883 she joined the Boston Pilot staff, and has since that 
time written largely for it. She is the author of several clever and inter- 
esting works of a Catholic tendency, and has written for most of the 
Catholic periodicals of the States. She is recognised as one of the fore- 
most of American Catholic poetesses, and is included in numerous 
anthologies. (See Magazine of Poetry for July, 1892, for notice of her 
and selections.) An extended article on her work appeared in the Weelcly 
Bouquet (Boston), some time ago, by Henry Coyle (q.v.). 

poems, London, 1883, 8vo; Hella, and other poems, London, 1836, 
8vo; HoR.a! PoETica;, lyrical and other poems, London, 1859, 8vo; Eiler 
and Helvig, a Danish legend (in verse), London, 1863, 8vo. 

Was the only daughter of Robert Holmes, the famous orator and lawyer, 
and Mary Anne Emmet, sister of the famous Robert and Tliomas Addis 
Emmet, and was born in 1800. She married George Lenox Conyngham of 
the War Office. Her father died in her house in his 95th year. 

COOK, REY. FLAVEL SMITH, D.D.— Avbna, musings in rhyme, London, 
1886, 8vo. 

Probably an Englishman. Was born in England in 1827 or 1828. B.A., 
T.C.D., 1853; M.A., B.D., and D.D., in 1880. He was chaplain to the 
Paddington Lock Hospital, London, and published several religious works. 
Died June 22, 1900. 

COOK, KENINGALE ROBERT.— Purpose and Passion, being Pygmalion 
AND OTHER POEMS, London, 1870, 8vo; The Guitar Player, and other 
poems, London, 1881, 16mo; The King of Kent, a drama in 4 acts and 
in verse, London, 1882, 16mo; Love in a Mist, a rom:mtic drama in 3 acts 
and in verse, London, 1882, 16mo. 


Was at one time proprietor and editor of the Vuhlin University 
Magazine, and married a daughter of Mortimer Collins, the poet and 
novelist. Born near Rochdale, September 36, 1845, and died June 24, 
1886. B.A., T.O.D., 1866; M.A., LL.B., and LCD., 1875. He was a 
clever poet and a good scholar. One of his translations from Theocritus, 
published in the Dublin University Beview (not Magazine), in December, 
1885, was so free that it is said to have killed the periodical. 

COOKE, WILLIAM. — The Oapkioiotjs Lady, a comedy, altered from Beaumont 
and Fletcher, 1733, 8vo; Conversation, a didactic poem, London, 1796, 
4to; other editions, 1807, 1815 (with additions), 1822, 8vo; The Aet of 
Living in London, a poem. 

Born in Cork about 1740, was educated there, and went to London in 
1766, with introductions to Goldsmith and Burke, whose friendship he 
retained while they lived. He was a barrister-at-law, and wrote some legal 
works, and also " Memoirs of Charles Macklin," and " Memoirs of Samuel 
Foote." Died in Half Moon Street, Piccadilly, on April 3, 1824. 

COONEY, MARY. — ^A poetess who wrote a great deal of verse in the Irish 
and American papers of some years back, but particularly in Shamrock, 
Flag of Ireland, and Irishman, of Dublin. Was born in Clonmel, and went 
to the United States in 1879. In 1881 she was married to the late John 
Looke, the poet (g.v.), and now lives in New York. 

COOTE, WILLIAM. — Poems on Sevebal Subjects, embellished with plates. 
Dublin, 1824, 12mo. 
Of Rushfield. 

COFFIN, JOHN. — A Derry poet, a contributor of verse to the local press. 
He was the son of Captain Wm. Coppin of Derry, who, according to the 
Illustrated London News of some years ago, was the first to apply screw 
propulsion by steam to vessels. Although Coppin was locally well known 
as a poet, I have been unable to see any of his works. 

COFFIN, J. WYLKYNS. — ^An Ode on the Marriage of H.R.H. the Prince of 
Wales, being the poem to which the first special prize was awarded by 
the University of Dublin, June, 1863. Dublin, 1863, 8vo. 
Apparently did not graduate at T.C.D. 

COFPINGER, J. J., M.D.— Rhymes and Reveries, Queenstown, 1877, 8vo, 
second series. Cork, 1880. 

Probably the first book ever printed at Queenstown, Co. Cork, where 
Coppinger was born, August 6, 1813. The volume is in prose and verse, 
the greater part being reprinted from the Citizen of Dublin, 1840-41, and 
other Dublin and Cork magazines from 1835 to 1874. Dr. Coppinger 
resided for a long time at Banteer, Co. Cork, and died at Kanturk on 
December 10, 1890. (See memoir, with portrait, in Cork Journal of 
Archaeology, &c., vol. i., pp. 261-276.) 

CORBET, REV. JOHN DRYDEN (?).— The coHected poems of Rev. J. D. C, 

2 vols. London, 1877, 8vo. 

CORBET, WILLIAM JOHN. — Songs of my Summer-time, under pseudonym of 
"Harry Wildair," Dublin, 1864, 8vo; The Battle of Fontenoy, a poem, 
revised edition, Dublin, 1885, 8vo. 

Born in Queen's County in 1824. He was a member of the Royal Irish 
Academy. Wrote a poem on the Moore Centenary and one on the visit 
of the Empress of Austria to Ireland. Was formerly M.P. for East 
Wicklow, and died December 1, 1909, aged 86. A memorial to him has 
been recently placed in Delgany Church, Co. Wicklow, 


CORBETT, REY. FREDERICK ST. JOHN.— Echoes of the Sanctuaey, 
verse, London, 1892 ; Six Christmas Carols, with music by E. Lancaster, 
189 — ; Led by a Little Child, a poem, London, 1892. 

Born in Dublin in 1862, and is the son of Dr. John Corbett, Principal 
of Marlborough Street Training College in that city. Educated at T.C.D., 
where he graduated B.A., 1884, and M.A., 1887. He has written one or 
two other works, and is at present curate of St. Michael's, Chester 
Square, London, S.W. 

" CORCORAN, PETER."— The Fancy, a selection from the poetical works of 
the late P. C. London, 1820, 8vo. 

This work was written by John Hamilton Reynolds, the well-known 
English poet, as a- skit, Corcoran being a, pugilist, and probably illiterate. 

CORKRAN, JOHN FRAZER. — Zakapfa, the Slave King, a tragedy in verse, 
Dublin, 1839; The Painter op Italy, a play (?), 1840; The Fderos or 
Arragon (a piece never acted) ; An Houb Ago ; or. Time in Dreamland, 
a mystery, in verse, London, 1858, 8vo. 

Author of various historical and miscellaneous works. Born in Dublin, 
and became a distinguished journalist. Was Paris correspondent of 
Morning Herald for eighteen years, and then acted in the same capacity 
for Evening Standard. Died February 3, 1884, in London. His two 
daughters, Alice and Henriette, are well known, the first as a story- 
writer, the second as an artist. 

CORR, REY. THOMAS JOHN. — The Dream of Melzar, and other allegories, 
London, 1878, 8vo; Fa villa, tales, essays, and poems, edited by C. J. 
Ward, London, 1887, 8vo. 

Born at Creggan, Co. Donegal, on May 21, 1859; and died at Cross- 
maglen on December 3, 1885. He was at the time of his death assistant- 
chaplain of Holy Trinity Church, Florence, Italy; and previous to that 
Jtield the curacy of Magdalen Church, Belfast. He was buried at Creggan. 
Sch. T.C.D., 1873; B.A., 1875; M.A., 1878. 

CORRY, CAPTAIN ARTHUR.— The Reconquest, a love story, in 2 cantos. 
London, 1865. 

CORRY, HELEN M.— Dual Songs. Belfast, 1887. 

Wife of Thomas H. Corry, the botanist, noticed below. About thirty of 
her poems are in the above volume. 

CORRY, JOHN. — Odes and Elegies, Descriptive and Sentimental, with " The 
Patriot," a poem. Newry, 1797, 8vo. 

Was a native of the North of Ireland, and a self-taught man. Settled 
in London about 1792. A miscellaneous writer ; author of many works, 
including a "History of Liverpool," "History of Macclesfield," "His- 
tory of Lancashire," and many other works, including biographies and 
stories. Among the subscribers to his Newry volume were Lord Edward 
Fitzgerald, Dr. Drennan (q.v.), Oliver Bond, John Hughes, Thomas Story 
iq.v.), Rev. Wm. S. Dickson, Henry Joy M'Cracken, Rev. James Porter 
(q.v.), Thomas Stott (q.v.), C. H. Teeling and Bartholomew Teeling, and 
other United Irishmen ; so it is possible that Corry was connected with this 

CORRY, THOMAS CHARLES STEWART, M.D.— The Battle op Antrim, a 
reminiscence of 1798, verse, Belfast, 1875, 8vo; Irish Lyrics, Songs, and 
Poems, second edition, Belfast, 1882, 8vo. 

Eldest son of the late T. C. S. Corry, M.P., of Rock Corry Castle, Co. 
Monaghan (who married, in 1804, Anne, daughter of Sir John Dillon), 


but was born at Brandon, Suffolk, about 1825. Educated for the medical 
profession, and graduated at Aberdeen University in 1856. He published 
several medical treatises, and wrote verse for Dublin University Magazine, 
London Figaro, etc. He practised as a physician in Belfast for many 
years. He wrote " Ireland : Its Scenery, Music, and Antiquities " (third 
edition, Dublin and Belfast, 1866). Died May 20, 1896, at an advanced 
age. (See present writer's " Life of William Carletou " for references 
to him.) 

CORRY, THOMAS H, — Songs in the Sunlight, the last poems of T. H. C, 
Belfast, 1883; Dual Songs (in conjunction with his wife), with a short 
memoir of his literary life, Belfast, 1887 (with portrait). 

A promising young Irish botanist, who was accidentally drowned in 
Lough Gill, Sligo, in or about 1887. He published privately " A Garland 
of Song" " A Wreath of Wildflowers," " EUy's Dream," etc. 

COSBY, MAJOR . — Kevin's Bed, a descriptive poem of various scenery 

in the county of Wicklow, etc. Dublin, 1835, 8vo. 

COSGROYE, JAMES M.— An Irish-American poet of Providence, Rhode 
Island, who died at an early age on February 1, 188 — . He was a lawyer, 
and a graduate of St. John's (Catholic) College, Fordham, New York. His 
poems appeared in several Providence papers and in Boston Pilot, etc. 

COSTELLO, JOHN.— Born in Tuam, Co. Galway, and, from 1861 onwards, 
editor of the Drogheda Argus. A clever journalist, a wit of more than 
local fame, and a writer of popular songs and ballads, he wiU be remem- 
bered as the author of the excellent and well-known bg.Uad, " The Glories 
of Bellewstown Hill," which first appeared in the Argus, and was exten- 
sively copied at the time of publication. It wiU be found in "The 
Humour of Ireland," edited by the present writer. A. M. Sullivan 
once described his as " the greatest wit in Ireland." 

COSTELLO, REY. JOHN.— Swallow Flights of Song. Buffalo, New York, 
1895, 16mo. 

For private circulation, limited to 100 copies. Consists of translations 
from French, German, Spanish, and Italian poets. The reverend author 
is a contributor to various magazines in U.S.A., and is parish priest of 
Athens, Pa. 

COSTELLO, LOUISA STUART. — The Maid op the Cypress Isle, and other 
poems, London, 1815, 8vo ; Redwaldh, a Tale of Mona, and other poems, 
IJrentford, 1819, 12mo; Songs of a Strangbb, London, 1825, 8vo; 
Specimens of the Eaelt Poetrt of Fbance (translated), London 1835, 
8vo; The Lay of the Stork, a poem, London, 1866, 4to. 

Was a most voluminous author, and wrote many books of biography, 
history, and travels, chiefly concerning the Continent. Some of these 
works contain poems, and she contributed verse to the Annuals about 
1830. (See Forget-me-not for 1829, etc.) She was born in 1799, her 
father being a Mayo man named Capt. J. F. Costello. Before she was 
sixteen, she was known as an excellent artist, and at first followed t! at 
profession, but eventually became a writer. She died at Boulogne of 
cancer of the mouth, April 24, 1870. Her brother Dudley was also a well- 
known author and artist. 

COSTELLOE, JAMES C. — The Dajmish Conquest; or, The Royal Marriage, 
a poem on the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Dublin, 
1863, Svo ; The Azure-robed Knight and the Ladt of the Isles, a poem 
on the installation of the Prince of Wales as a Knight of St. Patrick, 
Dublin, 1874, Svo. 



COSTKLLOE, MARK. — No Treason ! Cushlagh MachreEj a new song, 
showing how one Mark Cushlagh (i.e., M. C.) traversed the North faster 
than he intended. . . . Oushely hunted from Dungannon. Extract from 
a letter, etc., Belfast (?), 1831, folio. 

COSTLEY, THOMAS. — Sketches of Southpoht, and other Poems, 1899. 
A Co. Down man resident at Southport. 

COTTER, REV. GEORGE SACKVILLE.— A Prospect op Happiness, by a 
Gentleman of Cambridge, Cork, 1778, 4to (probably by him) ; Poems, con- 
sisting of odes, songs, pastorals, satires, etc., 2 vols., Cork, 1788, 8vo. 

B.A. Cambridge, 1775; M.A., 1779. Was the fourth son of Sir George 
Cotter, of a well-known Cork family. In 1826 published a translation of 
Terence's " Comedies," and in 1827 a translation of Plautus. Was born 
in or about 1754, and was aged 72 in 1826. He died in 1831, leaving a 
widow and large family. His wife was the daughter of R. Rogers, a Cork 
banker. fie was educated at Westminster School, and for the most part 
of his life lived at Youghal. 

COTTER, JAMES. — Poetry akd Epitaphs. Cork, 1834. 

COTTER, REV. JAMES LAURENCE. — Sacred and Inbtrtjctivb Poetry, 
Cork, 1834, 12mo; Ellen and Francisco, a Brazilian tale, in 5 cantos, 
Cork, 1850, 8vo. 

B.A., T.C.D., 1809; Lli.B. and LL.D., 1820. Was the son of George 
Sackville Cotter of Castlemartyr, and was born in 1782. Matriculated at 
Oxford in June, 1802, and thence proceeded to T.C.D. He died in 
September, 1850. Was vicar of Buttevant, and chaplain to the Earl of 

COTTER, REY. JOSEPH ROGERSON.— New and Partially New Words to 
Popular Songs, etc., Cork, Part I., 1852, 12mo; The Second Advent op 
Christ, a sacred poem, London, 1862, 8vo. 

Wrote other religious works, and was B.A., T.C.D. , 1845. Rector 
of St. Mary Magdalen's, Colchester. 

COTTER, R., M.D. — The Fables op jEsop, in Latin hexameter verse, trans- 
lated from the original Greek. Dublin, 1833, 8vo. 

COUGHLIN, WILLIAM J.— Songs in an Idle Hour. Boston, Mass., 1883. 

" COUNTRY PARSON, A." — Concerning Earthly Love, etc., poems. Dublin 
and London, 1869. 

May have been by Canon Hayman (g.u.). 

COURTENAY, JOHN. — The Rape op Pomona, an elegiac epistle, 1773, 4to; 
A Poetical Review op the Literary and Moral Chabacter op the late 
Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Dublin, 1786, 8vo; The Present State op the 
Manners, Arts, and Politics op France and Italy, a series of epistles in 
verse, London, 1794, 8vo ; Poetical and Philosophical Essay on the 
French Revolution, addressed to Mr. Burke, 1793, 8vo; Verses 
ADDRESSED TO H.R.H. THE Prinoe Regent, 1811, Svo ; Elegiac Verse to 
THE Memory op Lady E. Loptus, 1811, 8vo. 

Born in Carlingford, Co. Louth, in 1738. Entered political life, and 
became M.P. for Tamworth, etc., in the English Parliament; and died 
March 21, 1815. He edited his son's poems, as mentioned below. Con- 
tributed to " Select Essays from the Batchelor ; or. Speculations of Jeffrey 
Wagstaffe, Esq.," Dublin, 1772, 12mo. 


COURTENAY, JOHN (jun.)— Juvenile Poems, by the late J. C. jun., edited 
with an elegy on his death, by J. C. the elder. London, 1795 8vo. 

A cadet in the Engineers. Died at Calcutta, December 14 ' 1794 aged 
18. Translated some of the odes of TyrtKus. ' 

COUSINS, JAMES H.— Ben Madighan and other Poems, with an introduc- 
tion and illustrations by John Vinycomb, M.R.I.A., Belfast, 1894 8vo • 
The Legend of the Blemished King, etc., Dublin, 1897, 8vo; The Voice 
op One, and other poems, London, 1900, 8vo ; The Quest, poems, Dublin 
1907, 12mo; The Bell Branch, poems, Dublin, 1908, 12mo: The 
Awakening, and other sonnets, Dublin, 1908. 

An Ulster poet of some note, now resident in Dublin. Has contributed 
verse to many Irish periodicals, and several plays by him have been 

COUTTS, MRS. R. B.— Born in Dundas, Canada, of Irish parentage, her 
maiden name being Ballantine. Over her maiden name and her married 
name she has contributed much verse to Boston Pilot, Toronto Week, 
Catholic Review of Toronto, etc. 

COYENEY, SISTER MARY.— See " Moi-Meme." 

COWAN, SAMUEL KENNEDY.— Poems, London, 1872, 8vo; The Murmur 
OE the Shells, etc. (short poems), Belfast, 1879, 8vo ; A Broken Silence 
AND SOME Stray Songs, Belfast and London, 1883, 8vo; Plat, a picture- 
book, verses by S. K. C, London, 1884, 4to; Laurel Leaves, Belfast, 1885 ; 
Jemima Jenkins and other Jingles, Newry, 1892; Roses and Rue, 
Newry, 1894 ; Victoria the Oood, Newry, 1897. 

Born at Lisburn, Co. Antrim, August 13, 1850. B.A., T.C.D., 1871; 
M.A., 1874. Is represented by two pieces in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra," at 
the time of whose publication he was living at Glenghana, Bangor, Cb. 
Down. Contributed to Kottabos, and is included in 7. M. Lowry's " Book 
of Jousts." 

COWAN, REY. WILLIAM.— Poems, chiefly sacred. London and Aylesbury, 
1879, 8vo. 

Incumbent of St. Augustine's, Derry, and once a frequent contributor t< 
Quiver, Leisure Hour, etc. . 

COWDELL, THOMAS DANIEL.— A Poetical Journal op a Tour from 
British North America to England, etc., Dublin, 1809, 12mo; The 
Nova Scotia Minstrel, etc., London, 1811, 12mo; third edition, Dublin, 
1817, 12mo. 

COWELL, WILLIAM.— Born in Ireland in 1820, being the son of a Colonel 
Cowell, C.B., of the 42nd Regiment of Foot. Young Cowell was well 
educated, and sent to Edinburgh to study medicine, but abandoned it for 
law, and after a brief experience of the latter profession, emigrated to 
America about 1848. He became an actor and dramatist — first in Boston, 
and afterwards in Philadelphia, and was a successful theatrical agent. 
Some of his burlesques were considered good, and he also acted as a 
dramatic critic. He married a Miss Anne Cruise, who was an actress at 
the Arch Street and Walnut Street Theatres, Philadelphia. He died 
March 2, 1868, in Philadelphia. His son was a promising artist at that 

COWPER, JOSEPH. — Technethyrambeia ; or, A Poem on Paddy Murphey, 
under-porter of T.C.D., translated from the original Latin, Dublin, 1730, 

B.A., T.C.D., 1728. The above is a translation of u. poem by William 
Dunkin (g.r.) 


COX, ELEANOR R. — ^A Hosting op Heroes, and other poems, Dublin, 1911. 
A frequent contributor, I believe, to the American magazines and 

COX, HENRY HAMILTON.— The Pennsylvania Gbokgics. 

I cannot discover when or where the above poems were printed. The 
real name of this writer was Henry Hamilton, and he was born in Ireland 
about 1750, and died there in 1822. Went to America, where he became 
prominently known as Henry Cox. Was, it would seem, a poet of S"jne 
popularity in Pennsylvania. 

COX, REY. SIR GEORGE WILLIAM (BART.)— Poems, legendary and his- 
torical, London, 1850, 8vo (in conjunction with Prof. E. A. Freeman). 

Author of many works, showing great scholarship. Was Irish by descent, 
and was born on January 10, 1827. B.A. and M.A., Oxford, 1859. Died 
1902. The claim to a baronetcy has been recently disallowed to his son. 
The first baronet of the name was. Sir Richard Cox, Lord-Chancellor of 

COX, ROGER. — The parish clerk of Laracor in Swift's time, and a character 
well known to readers of Swift's life and correspondence. He seems to 
have been something of a poet, judging by the allusions in " Brookiana," 
vol. ii., and the four poems by him quoted there. 

COX, WALTER. — A remarkable character in the '98 movement. Was the 
sou of a blacksmith, and was born about 1760, probably in Co. Meath. He 
was taught the trade of a gunsmith, but did not confine his whole attention 
to it, even after starting m business himself ; for he wrote for the papers 
of the United Irishmen, and in 1797 founded the Union Star. After a few 
years he went to America, but returned in a year, and founded in Dublin 
in 1807 his Irish Magazine and Monthly Asylum of Neglected Biography. 
This ran to the year 1815, when the Government pensioned him on the 
understanding that he was to cease attacking them. He went tO' 
America again in 1816, and started the Exile, which did not succeed. He 
wrote a bitter satire against the United States entitled " The Snuff-box,"' 
in 1820, and returned to Ireland. In 1836 his pension was stopped, and) 
on January 17, 1837, he died at 12 Clarence Street, Dublin, and was 
buried in Glasnevin. E. OB. Madden gives his age as 67, Webb as 66, 
and the cemetery register as 84 ! He may be safely consioered the author 
of much of the verse in the I' Magazine. 1807-1815, and published " The 
Widow Dempsey's Funeral," a small comedy, or rather homely dialogue in 
prose, Dublin, 1822. In his Irish Magazine for 1814 will be tound acknow- 
ledged verse by him, and he was doubtless the author of the poem in four 
cantos entitled " The Parting Cup ; or. The Humours of Ueoch an Dur- 
rish," which ran through the magazine in that year. Among his prose 
productions are " The Snuff-box ; or, Second Part of Killing Considered," 
with a, review of American wisdom, bibles, and piety, including several 
profane observations. New York, 1820, 8vo ; "A Humorous, Theological and 
Classical Review of the Rapparee Expedients made use of by certain Irish 
Nobility to persecute their Bishop," New York. 1820, 8vo ; "Bella, 
Horrida Bella, the Dublin Evening Mail versus the Duhlin Morning Post," 
by "Vice Versa," Dublin (?), 1823 (?), 8vo; "The Cuckoo Calendar, 
anecdotes of the Liberator, containing some humorous sketches of the 
religious and political cleverness of the Great Mendicant," Dublin, 1833, 
8vo. Cox edited the Exile in New York, 1817-1818. By many contem- 
poraries he was considered a spy, and undoubtedly he received money 
from the Government at various times; but leading United Irishmen 
thought him honest. (For other references, see Fitzpatrick's " Secret 
Service under Pitt," and Madden's " United Irishmen.") 


COYLE, ANTONY (Bishop of Raphoe) .—Collectanea Sacka, or, Pious 
Miscellany in Peosb and Verse, Strabane, 1788-9, 8vo; Poem on the 
Passion of Our Saviour, Dublin (?), 1799, 8vo; A Divine Poem on the 
Church or Rome, Dublin, 1825 (?), 16mo; Collectanea Sacra; or A Pious 
Miscellany, etc., 2 vols., Dublin, 1831, 8vo. 

These were the poems which used to be recited by " Zozimus " (Michael 
Moran, q.v.), and which led to the well-known burlesque poem of "The 
Finding of Moses." 

COYLE, EDWARD.— The Empire, verse, Belfast and London, 1906. 
A doctor. Wrote a " Glasgow Exhibition Ode," 1888. 

COYLE, HENRY. — The Promise op Morn, poems, Boston, Mass., 1899. 

Born at Boston, Mass., June 7, 1867. His father was a Connaught man, 
and his mother from Limerick. He is self-educated, and has written fre- 
quently for American journals, including verse for Harper's Bazaar, 
tietroit Free Press, Boston Transcript, Catholic Union and Times (Buffalo), 
and Boston Pilot. Is now assistant-editor of Orphan's Bouquet, Boston, 
of which James Riley {q.v.) is editor. 

COYLE, MATTHEW.— Born in Arva, Killeshandra, County Cavan, on 
May 1, 1862, and was taken to Scotland while an. infant, and educated at 
Port Glasgow. Removed in 1880 to Govan, where he now lives, and carries 
on business as a blacksmith. He began to write verse for the papers, and 
at first wrote over his own name, afterwards adopting the signature of 
" The Smiddy Muse." His contributions have appeared in Glasgow 
Weekly Mail, Belfast Irish Weekly, Glasgow Observer, Ulster Examiner, 
and many other papers. He is included in the 14th series of Edwards' 
" Modern Scottish Poets." 

COYLE, WILLIAM. — A Derry poet, who translated Horace's odes, and 
wrote some admired local pieces. He was a classical teacher in London- 
derry, and died a few years ago at an advanced age. I do not know 
whether his translations from Horace appeared in book form or not. 

COYNE, REV. JOSEPH.— Born at Tyrrell's Pass, County Westmeath, in 
1839, and was educated in Tullamore, Navan, and Maynooth. Was 
ordained in 1864, and for some years held a professorship in St. Mary's, 
MuUingar. He became eventually P.P. of Delvin, County Westmeath, 
and died there on November 16, 1891. He was an accomplished writer, 
and contributed various articles to Irish Ecclesiastical Beeord, and the 
Nation, and poems over the signature of " C. J. M." {i.e., Coyne, Joseph, 

COYNE, JOSEPH STERLING.— All fob Love; or. The Lost Pleiad, 
a romantic drama, prose and verse, 12mo; Buckstone at Home; or. The 
Manager and his Friends, a sketch in prose and verse, 12mo ; The 
Pets of the Parterre ; or. Love in a Garden, a comedietta, prose and 
verse, 12mo ; A Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female, a farce in 
verse, 12mo; This House to be Sold, musical extravaganza, 12mo; Willi- 
. kind and Dinah, an original pathetic and heart-rending tragedy in three 
sad scenes, verse, 12mo ; and Leo the Terrible, a burlesque by J. S. C. 
and F. Talfourd, 12mo — all in Webster's or Lacy's acting editions of plays. 
Born in 1803, at Birr, King's County, being the son of an officer of the 
Irish Commissariat, and was educated at Dungannon and Dublin. Was 
intended for the Bar, but he preferred dramatic authorship and jour- 
nalism, and wrote in early life for the Comet and other Dublin news- 
papers, as well as for the stage. In 1837 he went to London with a 
letter of introduction from William Carleton to Crofton Croker, and 


through the latter's influence obtained an opening in English periodicals, 
contributing Irish sketches to Bentley's Miscellany and other magazines. 
He was one of the projectors of Punch, and one of its earliest contributors. 
But most — nearly all, in fact — of his work was done for theatres, particu- 
larly the Adelphi and Haymarket. He was appointed secretary to tne 
Dramatic Authors' Society in 1856, and died of paralysis at Westbourne 
Park, London, July 18, 1868, deeply regretted by the theatrical world. 
Altogether, it is said, he wrote nearly one hundred dramatic pieces, some 
of which were translated into French and German. 

CRAIG, REY. JOHN DUNCAN. — Bkuno, with othek Ballads of the iRisp 
Reion of Tereob, Dublin, 1888, 8vo ; Fbanconnettb, from the Provencal of 
Jasmin, translated into Englfsh verse, 1866, 8vo; Soldiers op the 
Heavsnly Camp, hymns and poems, Dublin, 1901. 

Author of one or two valuable works on Provence and its language, and 
of several relating to Ireland, including a volume of Recollections. B.A., 
T.C.D., 1851; M.A., 1857. He was incumbent of Holy Trinity Church, 
Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin. Died at San Remo, March 30th, 1909, 
aged 78. 

CRAIG, WILLIAM ALEXANDER.— Poems a>d Ballads, London and 
Dublin, 1899, 8vo. 

This volume has passed through more than one edition. The author was 
the manager of the Hibernian Bank, Dublin, and has written many poems 
for the Irish Times and other papers. A remarkably good poem of his is 
in " The Dublin Book of Irish Verse," 1909. 

CRAWFORD, MRS. A. (?).— Stanzas, 1830 (?), 12mo. 

Author of " Lismore," " A Story of a Nun," " Early Struggles," " The 
Double Marriage," " The Lady of the Bedchamber," and other works of 

CRAWFORD, REY. FRANCIS J., LL.D. — ^Hor^ Hebraic^, verse, London 
and Leipzig, 1868, 8vo. 

Born about 1815, and graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1884. Was ordained in 
1843. He was the author of several philological works, and rector of 
Milton Bryant, in Bedfordshire. Died some years ago. 

CRAWFORD, CAPT. JOHN WALLACE.— The Poet Scout, a book of song 
and story, New York, 1886, 12mo ; Camp Fire Sparks, — ; Tatia, a drama. 
This well-known " poet scout," " Capt. Jack Crawford," is said to have 
been of Scotch origin, but born at Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, on March 4, 
1838 (?). Went to Ajnerica in 1857, and worked as a miner in Pennsyl- 
vania for a time. He served in the Civil War (in which his father was 
killed), and became a famous scout. I have seen his date of birth given as 

' 1847. Killed while mining at the end of October or beginning of November, 
1896. One account says he was born in Tyrone. 

CRAWFORD, LOUISA MATILDA JANE.— Irish Songs, set to music by 
Frederick Nicholls Crouch, 1840. 

Authoress of " Kathleen Mavourneen," " Dermot Astore," and other 
very famous songs ; altogether, she wrote over a hundred. There is con- 
siderable confusion about her identity, some writers calling her "Julia" 
Crawford, while others (such as E. C. Stedman's " Victorian Antho- 
logy," in which she is included), give her name as " Louise Macartney " 
Crawford. She has been described as a, native of Co. Cavan, born in or 
about 1790, but the following facts seem to be undoubted. Although 
clearly Irish in some way, she was the younger daughter of Col. Montague, 
a distinguished naturalist, of Luckham Hall, AViltshire, and Knowle 


House, near Kingsbridge. She married Matthew Crawford, a barrister 
of the Middle Temple, and died on December 29, 1858, aged 68. She 
wrote a good deal of verse, including her " Kathleen Mavourneen," for 
the Metropolitan Magazine, 1830-40; and also some autobiographical re- 
collections, which state that her early life was spent in Wiltshire. Her 
account, however, gives no other single definite fact about herself. She 
was a musician of some merit, it wojild appear, as Moore in his " Diary " 
(vol. vi., p. 328) mentions having written words for some " Russian Airs," 
composed by her. 

CRAWFORD, WILLIAM.— The Bonapaetiad, a poem, London, 1818, 8vo. 
Was a barrister of the Middle Temple. 

CREAGH, SIR MICHAEL. — ^A Poem to His Excellency the Lobd Cariebbt, 
Lt.-Gen., Goveenob Genebal of His Majesty's Kingdom op Ieeland, 
UPON HIS safe arrival IN SAID KiNGDOM, Dublin, 1725 (?). 

Was M.P. for Dublin in Jacobite Parliament, Lord Mayor in 1689, and 
Paymaster-General under James II. His property was confiscated by the 

Buffalo, New York, 1893. 

Born at Oldcastle, Co. Meath, about 1843, and went with his parents to 
America when seven years of age. He settled in New York and Brooklyn, 
and fought in the cavalry in the Civil War. Has written much verse for 
the New York papers, especially for the Sun. 

CREANY, WILLIAM.— A New Ybab's Offering, poems, Belfast, 1832. 

CREERY, WILLIAM ARTHUR.— Gondola Hills, Fairy Bay, Valley or 
Rills and Tlowbrs, etc., poems, Dublin, two parts, 1869, 4to. 

CREIGHTON, REV. JAMES. — Elegiac Stanzas occasioned by the Death 
OP THE Rev Charles Wesley, 1788 ; Poetic Miscellanies, London, 1791, 
8vo (published over his initials). 

B.A., T.C.D., 1764. Born in the North of Ireland, and describes Lough 
Erne and surrounding country in his poems. 

CRILLY, DANIEL. — Well-known contributor to the Nation, Indepen- 
dent, and other Irish papeis. Has written a good many poems over the 
pseudonyms of " Owen Curry," "Leinad," and "Ross E. Trevor." Many 
stories in Young Ireland, etc., are also among the productions of his pen. 
Of Co. Down family, and was born on December 14, 1857 ; educated in 
Ireland, and at Sedgley Park School, Staffordshire. Became a journalist and 
ultimately an M.P., and for some time represented North Mayo in Parlia^ 
ment. An article on his life and writings was written by Rev. Matthew 
Russell, and will be found in the Irish Monthly for November, 1888. 

CRIPS, ROBERT. — At< Escape from Town, and other poems. Dublin, 1840, 
B.A., T.C.D., 1807 (?). The poems are patriotic in tone. 

CROFTON, FRANCIS BLAKE.— Author of some successful novels and other 
works, and born at Crossboyne, Co. Mayo, in 1842. Graduated B.A., 
T.C.D., in 1862, and soon afterwards went to Nova Scotia, where he became 
Librarian of the Legislative Assembly. He has written a number of 
poems for American and Canadian periodicals, and is considered one of 
the leading writers of Nova Scotia. His chief works are " The Hair- 
breadth Escapes of Major Mendax ' ' (1889), " The Major's Big Talk 
Stories," "The Bewildered Querists and other Nonsense" (1875), and 

"Baliburton, the Man and the Writer." He died at Southsea on 
October 23, 1911. See Morgan's "Canadian Men and Women of the 
Time " for further particulars. 

CROKE, J. O'BYRNE. — Stjn and Sunbeams, one of the Fairy Tales of 
Science, verse, Dublin, 1877. . . 

Was formerly a professor or examiner at the Royal University, and 
wrote and edited several educational works. 

CROKEB, JOHN WILSON.— Familiar Epistles to F, E. Jones, Esq., 
in verse, anonymous, Dublin, 1804, 12mo; various editions; HiSTEiONic 
Epistles, London, 1807, 12mo; Songs of Trafalgar, — ; Battle of Tala- 
VERA, Dublin, 1809 (anonymously), 1810, 8vo; 1812, 4to; 1816, 8vo, and 
other editions. 

Also wrote, there is little doubt, the skit on Dublin ladies called 
" Cutchaoutohoo, or the Jostling Innocents," Dublin, 1805, 12mo; second 
edition, ditto, ditto. Most of his satires called forth numerous replies. 
Was a somewhat voluminous author, and for years was a Quarterly 
Reviewer. He was born in the town of Galway in 1780; educated at 
Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated B.A., 1800; LL.B. and 
LL.D., 1809; and became a member of the Irish Bar. He 
deserted law for journalism and politics, becoming member for Down- 
patrick in 1807. Became Secretary to the Admiralty, and a most pro- 
minent parliamentarian. Retired from active political life in iS32, and 
died near Hampton on August 10, 1857. 

CROKER, MARGARET SARAH (?). — Monody on the Death op Princess 
Charlotte, 1817, 4to; NtTG.a: CANORiB, poems, London, 1818, 8vo; second 
edition, 1819; Tribute to the Memory op Sir Samuel Romilly, 1818, 
8vo; Monodt on the Death op the Duke op Kent, 1820, 8vo. 

CROKER, REV. TEMPLE HENRY. — Orlando Furioso, in English, London 
1755, 4to; The Satires op Ludovico Aeiosto, translated into English 
verse, London, 1759, 8vo. 

Wrote several other works, including a "Dictionary of Arts and 
Sciences," some sermons, and a book on mechanism. He was the son of 
Henry Croker, of Sarsfield Court, Co. Cork, and was born in 1729. 
Educated at Westminster School, and matriculated at Christ Church 
College, Oxford, November 25, 1746; graduated B.A., 1750; M.A., 1760. 
He died about 1790. 

CROKER, THOMAS CROFTON.— The Thorniad, a familiar epistle, Cork, 
1816 (anonymously, a piece directed at R. J. Thorn, q.v) ; Daniel 
O'Rourke; or. Rhymes op a Pantomime, London, second edition, 1828, 
8vo; The Keen op the South op Ireland, etc., London, 1844, 8vo (contains 
various poems by him and others) ; Recollections op Old Christmas, a 
masque, privately printed, 1850, 4to (with prologue by Barry Cornwall), 
There are various poems in his " Legends of Killarney " and " Fairy 
Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland," and I venture to ascribe 
to him the poem signed " T. C. C." in " Harmonica," a collection of poems 
published by Bolster at Cork in 1818. He wrote verses for several English 
papers and magazines, including Blackwood's and the Morning Post, and 
in 1828-29 edited an annual entitled " The Christmas Box," which was 
illustrated by W. H. Brooke, who had done the etchings for his book on 
Killarney; it contains pieces by Croker signed by his initials. He contri- 
buted verse to other annuals also. In 1839 he edited " Popular Songs of 
Ireland," a very curious collection, with learned notes. He was born in 
Cork on January 15, 1798, his father being a major in the 38th regiment 


of foot. He first became known as an artist, but gave up tbat pursuit for 
literature. Through the influence of John Wilson Croker (who was not 
related to him) he obtained a good appointment in the Admiralty, and in 
that post he remained for nearly thirty years, retiring in 1850 on a large 
pension. His works are very numerous, learned and interesting, 
and he was one of the founders of the Oamden and Percy Societies. 
The stories in " Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland " 
were written chiefly by William Maginn, Chief Baron Pigot, S. 0. Hall, 
Charles R. Dod, Thomas Keightley, and Joseph Humphreys. He died at 
his house in Old Brompton on August 8, 1854, and was buried in 
Brompton Cemetery. Only one copy of his " History of Kilmallock " was 
printed, and this was given to Thomas Moore. See letters by Moore in 
Dublin University Magazine, 1849, vol. ii., p. 213. 

CROKER, THOMAS FRANCIS DILLON.— Son of T. C. Croker, and known 
chiefly as an antiquarian writer. He wrote some poems for Mirth, a 
magazine edited by the late H. J. Byron ; Sharpe's London Magazine (1864, 
etc.), and other periodicals, and I think wrote several plays, or at least 
collaborated in them. Born "1831, and died February 6, 1912. 

CROLY, KEY. GEORGE, LL.D.— Paris in 1815, a poem (anonymous), 1817, 
8vo; Lines on the Death of Heb Royal Highness Peincess Ohaelotte, 
London, 1818, 8vo ; second part, with other poems, London, 1821, 8vo ; 
The Angel of the World, etc., with other poems, London, 1820, 8vo; 
Oataline, a tragedy, with other poems, London, 1822, 8vo ; The Poetical 
Works of O. C, 2 vols., London, 1830, 8vo; Scenes from Scripture, with 
other poems, Loudon, 1851, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin in 1780, Sch. T.C.D., 1798; B.A., 1800; M.A., 1804. 
Was ordained in the latter year. Wrote verse constantly for many English 
journals, particularly the Literary Gazette. To the annuals, such as the 
Amulet for 1829, and Forget-me-not for 1826-27, he also contributed much 
verse. He also wrote a few novels and some theological and historical 
works, and became Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Walbrook, London, in 
1835. He died suddenly in Holborn on November 24, 1860. There is 
a window to his memory in St. Stephen's, and also a bust and tablet. 
His reputation as a poet and preacher was very great. (See Jordan's 
"Autobiography," vol. iii., pp. 269, etc., for uncollected poems of his.) 
His two sisters and his daughter were, poetesses, and wrote verse for the 
Literary Gazette. (See Jordan's " Autobiography," vol. ii., p. 81. and 
vol. iii., p. 277, for references to them.) The British Museum Catalogue 
attributes to him a poem, " May Fair," London, 1827, much in the style 
of Luttrell (g..v.), but Mr. Julian W. Cioly {g..v.), his son, tells me that he 
never heard of it. A biography of Croly has been published. 

CROLY, JULIAN W. — Old Jewels Reset, fables in verse. London, 1873, 

Son of Rev. George Croly (q.v.) 

" CROMLEICH." — ^RoMAN Vagaries, in a familiar epistle in verse, and 
Seeing is Believing, and The Legend of a Wreck, in verse, London and 
Dublin, 1852, 8vo. 

CRONIN, DANIEL.— Poems (over his initials). London, 1880, 8vo. 

CRONIN, EDWARD. — ^Born in Tubbermurray, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick, m 
1840, and died in Dublin, December 15, 1908. He spent most of his life 
in the U.S.A., and wrote many poems for Catholic Union and Times of 
Buffalo, edited by the following (his brother), and other American papers. 


CRONIN, REY. PATRICK. — ^An Irish-American poet-priest, represented in 
Daniel Connolly's collection of Irish poetry. Born in Adare, Co. Limerick, 
in 1836. Went to United States of America, and for many years edited 
the Catholic Union and Times of Buflfalo. Wrote poetry for that and 
various other Irish and Catholic papers of America, and died in December, 
1905. He is represented in several Irish-American anthologies, and in 
T. D. Sullivan's "Irish National Poemsby Irish Priests," 1911. 

CROSBIE, BLIGH TALBOT. — A Western Wakening, poems, Dublin, 1912. 
Connected with the well-known Kerry family of the name. 

CROSSLEY, THOMAS HASTINGS HENRY.— A frequent contributor of 
poems to Kottabos, both translated and original, and composer of some 
hymn tunes. He published a translation of " The Fourth Book of the 
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius," 1882, 8vo; Sch. T.C.D., 1865; B.A., 
1869; M.A., 1871. Son of Major-Gen. F. H. Crossley, and born at Glen- 
burn, near Lisburn, Co. Antrim, on August 1, 1846. Educated at Royal 
School of Dungannon. Has been senior classical master at Trinity College 
(Glenalmond), and Professor of Greek at Belfast. Sixteen of his pieces 
are in "Dublin Translations," 1890. As a musician, he seems to be 
somewhat distinguished. He was a pupil of Berthold Tours. 

CROWE, EYRE EYANS. — The Plbasukes of Melancholy, and A Saxon 
Tale (in verse), London, 1819, 8vo. 

A distinguished journalist and writer in his day, author of various 
novels, travels, biographies, and histories. Born in Hampshire in March, 
1799, but was of Irish origin. Was educated at T.C.D., and wrote prose 
and verse for the Dublin Magazine, 1820, and also many poems and 
articles for the London Examiner, of which he afterwards became one of 
the principal writers. He wrote leaders for the Morning Chronicle, 
edited the Baihj Neivs for a time, and also wrote for Fraser's Magazine. 
He died in London, February 25, 1868, and was buried in Kensal Green. 
He was the father of Eyre Crowe, A.R.A., and Sir Joseph Archer Crowe, 

CROWE, JOHN O'BEIRNE.— Author of various poems, some of which 
appeared in Duffy's Fireside Magazine, 1851-4, over signature of 
"J. O. B. C." He was a graduate of Queen's College, Belfast, and 
having a good knowledge of Irish, became professor of the language in 
Queen's College, Galway. He did several translations for the Ossianic 
Society and Royal Irish Academy. When the three professorships of 
Irish at the Queen's Colleges were instituted, O'Donovan, Owen ConneUan 
and Crowe were appointed. He was born near Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, 
about 1825, and died in poverty in Johnson's Court, Great Britain Street, 
Dublin, about 1878. Besides translating and editing Irish texts such as 
" Scela na Esergi," and Dalian Forgail's " Arara Choluim Chille," 1871, 
he published, but rigidly suppressed after prablication, a pamphlet entitled 
" The Catholic University and the Irish Language " (a copy of which is 
in Dublin University College Library). 

CROWLEY, REY. DENIS O.— Born at Castletownbere, Co. Cork, on July 4, 
1852, and was educated at its National School. Before he was twenty-one 
lie went to America, and settled first in Boston (Mass.), where he was 
employed in a. publishing house. He there studied under several pro- 
fessors, and in 1875 went to San Francisco, where he is now settled. He 
was ordained a priest in December, 1883. Whilst in Boston he had 
written a good deal for its Leader and for the American Gael, and also 
occasionally for the Irish World and Irish American. For the San Fran- 
cisco Monitor he has written a good many pieces, and also for Donahoe's 


Magazine, Celtic Monthly, etc., over signature of " Dunboy." He is 
founder and editor of the St. Joseph's Union, a very successful paper 
connected with a mission with which Father Crowley is greatly identified. 
He built the fine refuge for homeless boys in San Francisco. He was 
connected with Charles A. Doyle {q.v.) in the editing of "A Chaplet of 
Verse by Californian Writers," and has published a large illustrated work 
on " Irish Poets and Novelists," which has run through three editions. 
His poems have been included in several collections, notably in " Poets 
of America" (Chicago), in which there is a memoir and portrait of him. 

CROWLEY, MARY CATHERINE.— Born in Boston, Mass., and comes of a 
well-known Catholic family of that city. Was educated at home, and in 
the Academy of Notre Dame, Eoxbury, Mass., finishing her course St 
the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville, New York. Her 
poems have been received with praise, but it is as a writer of 
children's stories that she is best known. She has published two volumes 
of these, namely, "Merry Hearts and True" and " Happy-go-Lucky." 
She has written for the Catholic World, New York, Boston Pilot, Ladies' 
Home Journal, Philadelphia, New York Freeman's Journal, St. Nicholas, 
Ave Maria, and Irish Monthly, Dublin. Some of her short stories were 
published by the M'Clure Syndicate. 

CRUICE, JAMES.— Psyche, and other poems, 1857, 8vo. 

" CRUCK-A-LEAGHAN."— (i.e., David Hepburn and Dugald M'Fadyen, 

CRYAN, ROBERT W. W.— Son of Dr. Robert Cryan of Dublin, and born in 
or about 1866, and was educated at Belvedere College in his native city, 
and at T.C.D., where he distinguished himself. After leaving college he 
travelled extensively in Europe, spending a good many years in Italy. He 
published a volume of travel impressions called " Scenes in Many Lands," 
and wrote many articles which he intended to collect in book form. He 
died in Bordighera on April 4, 1907, and was buried at Glasnevin. He 
wrote a good deal of verse in his younger days for Irish journals. 

CUDMORE, PATRICK. — Pbesident Gbant and Political Rings, a satire, and 
other verse. New York, 1880, 8vo; The Lb Siteue Litany, for Doran, etc., 
verse. New York, 1882, 8vo ; Poems, Songs, Satires, and Political Rings, 
fourth edition, New York, 1885, 8vo ; The Battle op Clontabp, and other 
poems, New York, 1895, 8vo ; Cudmore's Prophecy op the Twentieth 
Century, a poem, New York, 1899. 

Also "The Irish Republic," an historical memoir, St. Paul's Minne- 
sota, 1871, 8vo. Was born at Moorestown, parish of Kilfinane, Co. 
Limerick, 1831. Went to Unitied States, America, in 1846; served in 
the Civil War, and is now a, lawyer in Faribault, Minnesota. He is 
included in several collections of American local verse, but his work is 
of no value. 

CUFFE, WILLIAM O'CONNOR (4th Earl of Desart) .— Born July 10, 1845, 
and educated at Eton and in Germany. He was the author of several 
successful novels, and in 1879 a volume of poems by him was announced 
as about to appear, but I believe it was never nublished. Died September 
15, 1898. 

CULHANE, KATE. — A writer of some merit whose poems appeared in 
the Irish papers early in the eighties over the signature of " Louisa 
Bride." Most of them, I think, appeared in Nation, Weekly Neios, and 
Young Ireland. She is included in " Emerald Gems." Dublin, 1885. 

CULLEN, E.— Poems. London, 1892. 

CULLEN, J. HOWARD. — Leisube Hour Musings, poems (with portrait). 
Dublin and Belfast, 1861. 

CULLEN, REY. JOHN.— Poems and Idylls. London, 1882, 8vo. 

Born in Ireland on October 15, 1837, and educated at Trinity College, 
Dublin, and St. Aidau's, Cheshire. Well known as a preacher and poet. 
Vicar of Redcliffe-on-Trent since 1874. Wrote for periodicals over signa- 
ture of " Llucen." 

CULLEN, REV. JOHN. — Hokjb PoEiica;, new edition, revised. London, 
1869, 8vo. 

Does not appear to be the writer previously noted. 

CULLEN, REY. P. J. — Born at Mullahoran, Co. Cavan, on January 9, 1856. 
Both his parents were named Oullen. He was educated at St. Bernard's, 
Granard, and at All Hallows, Dublin. Ordained in 1879, and went to St. 
Louis, Missouri, where he did missionary work for some years. His poems 
have appeared in Donahoe's Magazine, Catholic Tribune (St. Joseph, Mo.), 
etc., generally over the initials, " P. C." 

CULLINAN, MAXWELL CORMAC— A distinguished classical scholar of 
T.C.D. Sch., 1862,: B.A., 1864. Wrote a good deal of classical verse for 
Kottahos, and also a book on University education in Ireland. Entered 
Cambridge University after leaving Dublin, and graduated B.A., 1868; 
M.A., 1871, gaining a fellowship. Was part author, with Professor R. ¥. 
Tyrrell and T. J. B. Brady, of " Hesperidum Susurri," a collection ef 
renderings of English poems into Greek and Latin, and contributed to 
" Dublin Translations," 1890. Died at Rome in May or June, 1884, aged 
about 45. 

CUMING, REY. HUGH SMITH.— Wrote various poems, one of which, " The 
Battle of Waterloo," gained a prize at T.C.D. , where he graduated B.A., 
1819. Born in Ballymena, June 18, 1796; died in Co. Down, December 
30, 1859. 

CUMMINGS, REV. JEREMIAH WILLIAM.— Born of Irish parentage in 
Washington, U.S.A., in 1822, and was educated at the College of the Propa- 
ganda in liome. He was the founder of St. Stephen's Church, New 
York, and was its pastor for many years. He wrote some verse, a specimen 
of which will be found in Eliot Ryder's " Household Library of Catholic 
Poets." He died on January 5, 1866. 

CUMMINS, EDWARD.— Miscellaneous Poetical Works. Dublin, 1808, 
12mo (with portrait). 

Was only fifteen when his volume was published, and was known as 
" The Young Hibernian." A magnificent list of noble and most noble 
subscribers is prefixed to his volume, which is dedicated to the Duke of 
Bedford, ex-Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. For some inexplicable reason, 
his volume was a gi-eat success. 

CUMMINS, JOHN JAMES. — Seals op the Covenant opened in the Sacra- 
ments, hymns and poems, 1839; Lyra Evangelica, poetical meditations 
and hymns (anon.), 1839, republished with additions as Hymns, Medita- 
tions, and Poems, 1849. 

Was the son of a merchant of Cork, and was born there on May 5, 1795. 
In 1834 he went to London, and for many years was a director of the 
Union Bank of Australia. He died on November 23, 1867, in Surrey. • 


CUNNINGHAM, REV. F. A.— Songs of the Catholic Ybae. Boston, 1891, 

CUNNINGHAM, HUGH (?) .—Mesmerism ; or, The New School of Arts, 
WITH Cases in Point (partly in verse). London, 1845. 

CUNNINGHAM, MRS. JANE.— Mystagogue, a poem. Dublin, 1851, 8vo. 

CUNNINGHAM, JOHN.— Day, and other Pastorals, Edinburgh, 1761, 4to; 
Ajsf Elegy on a Pile of tRtriNS, London, 1761, 4to; Love in a Mist, a 
farce, 1747, 12mo; The Poetical Works of J. C, with life, London, 
1795 (?), 12mo. 

Several complete editions of his poems have been published. Was the 
son of a wine merchant, and was born in Dublin in 1729. Wrote poetry 
for Dublin papers before he was twelve years old. He became an actor, 
and settled at Newcastle-on-Tyne, where he died on September 18, 1773, 
aged 43, and was buried there. His " Love in a Mist " was written when 
he was only 17. He is considered one of the best of the English pastoral 

CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM.— Poems. Dromore, Co. Down, 1808. 

A young Ulster poet, born at Magherabeg, near Dromore, on March 19, 
1781. Died December 27, 1804. Is praised by James M'Heury in his 
" Bard of Erin," etc., and was befriended by Bishop Percy of Dromore. 
Was a friend of Thomas Stott and T. R. Robinson (q.v.), and in the 
latter's volume of poems there is a piece on him, as well as one by him, 
entitled " The Queen of the May." Was for a while a teacher in Belfast 
Academy. Wrote at times over signature of " Colin." 

CURRAN, HENRY GRATTAN.— A well-known translator from the Irish, and 
author of some original pieces. In Hardiman's collection of Irish poetry 
there are many of his translations, as also in H. E. Montgomery's collec- 
tion of " native " poetry. To the Citizen, Dublin, 1842, vol. i., he contri- 
buted a poem given in DufEy's " Ballad Poetry." It was signed " C," 
and is entitled " The Eate of the Eorties." His " Wearing of the Green " 
is perhaps his best lyric. He was a natural son of J. P. Curran, and was 
born in 1800. He was a barrister (admitted to Gray's Inn, May, 1824), 
and ultimately became a resident magistrate (of Parsonstown, I think), 
and died while holding that appointment, February 12, 1876. Was buried! 
with his brother. W. H. Curran (who died August 24, 1858, aged 69), in< 
Mount Jerome, Dublin. 

CURRAN, JOHN PHILPOT.— Memoirs of the Life of J. P. C, comprising, 
anecdotes of his wit . . . and a selection of his poetry, by William 
O'Regan, 1817, 8vo. 

Wrote various poems and songs, to be found in 'Regan's volume, and 
also in Charles Phillips' " Curran and his Contemporaries." His longest 
poem, " The Plate-warmer," appeared in the Dublin Examiner, 1816, but 
the best version is in Carrick's Morning Post, Dublin, August 13, 1816. 
Born at Kewmarket, Co. Cork, on July 24, 1750 ; died October 14, 1817, at 
Brompton, and buried in Paddington Churchyard ; but his body was after- 
wards removed to Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. As an advocate, wit, and 
orator, Curran is too well known to call for further details hei-e. Some 
of his lyrics are admirable, apd especially "The Deserter's Meditation," 
which is one of the most admirable pieces in Anglo-Irish literature. 

CURTIN, JOHN C. — An Irish-American writer who is represented in Eliot 
Ryder's " Household Library of Catholic Poets." Eor some time he was 
editor of the Neio York Tablet. The enlarged second edition of O'Reilly's. 


" Poetry and Song of Ireland " was compiled by him. He has written a 
good deal of verse for the Irish-American Press. Was born in Lindsay, 
Ontario, of Irish parentage, and was educated in Toronto, etc. 

CURTIS, EDMUND.— About the beginning of June, 1896, several paragraphs 
appeared in the London Press, especially in Daily News and Westminster 
Gazette, concerning a boy poet of above name, aged 15, and a native of 
Co. Donegal, who was employed at a rubber factory in Silvertown, East 
London. His father was a graduate of T.C.D. who had fallen into very 
reduced circumstances. The boy's verses, some of which were printed at 
the time, were very promising, and as a result of the agitation in his 
behalf, a wealthy gentleman offered to pay for his education for three 
3'ears. I have not been able to trace his later career. 

CURTIS, WILLIAM.— Poems, 2 vols. London, 1820, 12mo. 

Of Annaghmore, King's Co. There is a tragedy entitled "Montorio; 
or. The Castle of IJdolpho," in his second volume. It is founded on Mrs. 
Radcliffe's " Mysteries of Udolpho." Most of his poems are pastorals. 

CURTIS, WILLIAM O'LEARY.— Born in Dublin in 1868, and author of much 
verse, of which only very little has been published. What he has printed 
is graceful and melodious, and one or two of his songs have been set to 
music. His verse has appeared in Weehly Independent, United Ireland, 
Shamrock, United Irishman, Irish Homestead, etc., and he has written 
innumerable articles for the first-named paper and its daily issue, having 
been a member of its staff for some years. He has also published a good 
many stories and articles in other Dublin papers. 

CUSACK, MARY PRANCES.— Cloister Songs, by " Sister Mary Frances 
Clare," 1881, Svo. 

Known as " The Nun of Kenmare." Was originally a Protestant, but 
became a Catholic, and, reverting again to her earlier beliefs, wrote 
various attacks on Catholicism. Wrote many works, chiefly Irish and 
historical, and was the author of some poems, two of which are in " Lyra 
Hibernica Sacra." She is also included in Connolly's " Household Library 
of Ireland's Poets." Hymns by her will be found in Mrs. Brock's " Chil- 
dren's Hymn-book," 1881, and W. G. Herder's "Hymn Lover," 1889. 
She died in Leamington, in June, 1899, aged 70. 


D., E. L.— See Doyle, E. L. 

D., P. W. . — Ossian'b Tiest Drbam of Cath-Loda, versified. Dublin, 

1825, 8vo. 

D., G. W. — Songs op the Greeks, and other poems. Dublin, 1885. 

DABORN, REV. ROBERT.— The Christian turked Turk ; or, The Tragical 
Lives and Deaths op the two Tamous Pyrates, Ward and Danvioebk, a 
tragedy in one act, and in prose and verse, London, 1612, 4to ; The Pooh 
Man's Comport, a tragi-comedy, in five acts, and in prose and in verse, 
1655, London (?), 4to. Also four or five unpublished plays. 

An Irish clergyman, mentioned in John Power's Irish Literary Inquirer. 
He lived in the reign of James I., and was Chancellor of Waterford, 1619, 
Prebendary of Lismore in 1620, and Dean of Lismore in 1621. Died 
March 23, 1628. 

DACRE, LADY.— See Mrs. B. Wilmot. 

DALEY, C. F. (?). — The Skating Party, and other Poems and Stories, 
New York, 1891, 4to; When Three are Company, and other Poems and 
Stories, New York, 1891, 4to. 

DALEY, JOSEPH.— Wild Flowers, poems. Boston (Mass.), 1883. 
Was then living at Brentford, Connecticut. 

DALEY, YICTOR J.— At Dawn and Dusk, Sydney, N.S.W., 1898; Wine and 
Roses, poems, with portrait and memoir, Sydney, 1911. 

One of the best of the Australian poets. Born Navan, Co. Armagh, 
September 5, 1858, and died Sydney, September 29, 1905. At fifteen he 
was taken to Plymouth, and got a clerkship in Great Western Railway 
Ofiices. Went to Australia in or about 1878, first to Adelaide, and then 
to Melbourne, and afterwards to Sydney. He had taken to journalism 
before this, and joined the staff of the Sydney Punch, finally writing for 
Bulletin. For a time he returned to Melbourne, but eventually settled in 
Sydney. His fame as a poet spread all over Victoria and New South 
Wales, and his writings were greatly admired. He is buried in the 
Catholic part of Waverley Cemetery. A sketch of his life was published 
by A. G. Stephens, in Sydney, 1905. 

DALTON, REY. EDWARD. — The Sea, The Railway Journey, and other 
poems, second edition. London and Dublin, 1866, 8vo. 

Various other works also, chiefly religious. A poem by him will be 
found in Rev. C. Roger's " Golden Sheaf of Poems " (by living authors), 
1868. Was rector of Tramore, Co. Waterford. 

DALTON, EDWARD TUITE. — ^He wrote a goodly number of songs, which 
were set to music by Stevenson and other composers. Among other 
things, he wrote the words for two series of psalms, which were set to 
music by Sir John Stevenson (Mus. Doc), and were published in 1822. 
Married Olivia, the daughter of Stevenson, who afterwards became Mar- 
chioness of Headfort. Moore frequently mentions him in his " Diary," 
and under date October 27, 1828, records having just learned of his death 
(from consumption), although he had been dead some years. He was one 

of the proprietors of Crow Street Theatre, Dublin, for a year or two 
before his death, which occurred in 1822. See " Life of Sir John Steven- 
son," by Bumpus, pp. 11 and 36. 

D'ALTON, JOHN. — Dermid ; or, Erin in the Days of Boku, a poem in 12 
cantos. London, 1814, 4to. 

Born at Bessville, Co. Westmeath, in 1792. B.A., T.C.D., 1829. Was 
a barrister-at-law, and made various translations from the Gaelic poets, 
editing also some important Irish books. Wrote a " History of Dundalk," 
in conjunction with J. R. O'Flanagan; also a "History of Drogheda," 
" Memoirs of the Archbishops of Dublin," " History of Co. Dublin," etc. 
Some of his translations from the Irish are in Hardiman's " Minstrelsy," 
1831. Contributed to various magazines, as the Irish Penny Magazine, 
1833, etc. He died in Dublin on January 20, 1867. His " Dermid " 
was highly praised by Sir Walter Scott. 

DALTON, JOHN PAUL. — Poems, Original and Translated, Cork, 1894, 8vo; 
Sarbfield at Limerick, and other Poems, Cork, 1898, 8vo. 

A frequent contributor to Corh Examiner and other papers, and born at 
Cork in 1869. Educai^d there at the public primary school and at Queen's 
College. Is represented in W. J. Paul's " Modern Irish Poets." 

DALY, BRIAN. — rANCT Free, poems. London, 1892, 8vo. 

Is a writer of music-hall songs and other effusions, and author of a 
biography of Albert Chevalier, etc. 

DALY, EUGENE P.^Wrote for Weehly News, Young Ireland, etc., over 
signatures of "Owen Bawn," "Ebghan Ban," " Eoghan Mor," and 
" Old Carroll the Bard." Was born in 1860, and was a miller at Athlone. 

DALY, NICHOLAS.— Upbraid not Eve, a poem. Cork (."), 1893. 
A Cork man. Perhaps the above poem was printed there. 

DALY, PATRICK McHALE. — Versicles and Tales ; or, Leisure Hours of a 
Youth, London, 1874, 8vo; Sweet Meadow, a Book of Song from 
Ttrawlet, Dublin, 1881, 8vo. 

A Galway poet, born about 1858, and died about thirty years ago at an 
early age. Was a nephew of Archbishop McHale, of Tuam, and a dis- 
tinguished student of St. Jarlath's College, Tuam. He passed his prelimi- 
nary examination for solicitor in 1874, and was admitted a solicitor in or 
about 1879. 

DANCER, JOHN. — Aminta, a pastoral, translated into English verse, from 
Tasso, 1660, 8vo; Nicomede, a tragi-comedy, translated from the French, 
1671, 4to; Agrippa, King of Alba, a tragedy, 1675, 41k). 

Was born in Ireland somewhere about 1630-40, and was a servant in 
the Duke of Ormonde's family. He went to England about 1670. His 
name is sometimes spelt Dauncey. According to " The Irish Celts : a 
Cyclopsedia of Race History," by James O'Brien (a member of the 
Michigan Bar), Dancer was born in Waterford. Wrote " A History of the 
Times " and "A Chronicle of the Kingdom of Portugal," and died about 

DANIEL, REY. RICHARD. — A Dream ; or, An Elegiaok Poem, occasioned by 
the death of William III., King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, 
Dublin (printed by John Brocas), 1702, 4to; God the Creator and the 
Preserver, a poem, London, 1714, fol. ; Great Britain's Triumph, a 
poem on His Majesty's Return, London, 1710, fol. 
Dean of Armagh. B.A., T.C.D., 1701 ; M.A., 1704. 


DANVERS, ARTHUR. — The FuNBH-iL, a poem in memory of the late Duke of 
Marlborough. Dublin, 1725, folio. 

DANVERS, GEORGE JOHN BUTLER (Earl of Lanesborough) .— Busy Petek, 
a comic interlude, acted in Dublin, 1826 ; The Bohemian ; or, America in 
1776, in five acts, acted in Dublin, 1833. 

Also a tale. " A Wife in Abeyance," London, 1852. In the Comic Offer- 
ing for 1833-4 are poems of his, and there is also one in Comic Magazine, 
London, 1832, vol. ii. Wrote other verse for the annual. Born December, 
6, 1794 ; died July 7, 1866 

" DARA," WILLIAM.— See Byrne, William A. 

DARBY, ELEANOR ( ?) . — The Sweet South ; or, A Month at Algiers, with 
a few short lyrics, London, 1854, 12mo ; Lays of Love and Heroism, 
legends, lyrics, and other poems, London, 1855, 8vo ; Ruggiebo Vivaldi, 
and other lays of Italy, with Ninpea, a fairy legend, and a few lyrics, 
London, 1865, 8vo; Legends op Many Lands, sonnets, songs, and other 
poems, London, 1870, 8vo. 

DARBY, REY. JOHN NELSON.— Was the youngest son of John Darby, of 
Leap, King's County, and was born in London on November 18, 1800. 
Was educated at T.C.D., where he graduated B.A. , 1819. He was first 
called to the Bar, but afterwards entered the Church. After his ordination 
he joined the Plymouth Brethren, of whom he soon became the leader. 
His works, nearly all anonymous, are very numerous. He was a first-rate 
scholar, and translated the Bible into English, French, and German. He 
died at Bournemouth, August 29, 1882. He wrote various hymns, for 
which see "Hymns for the Poor of the Flock," 1837, " A Few Hymns," 
1856, etc. 

" D'ARCY, HAL."— The O'Donoghue, and other poems. Dublin, 1907, 8vo. 
Is a lady, and is represented in ^' Dublin Book of Irish Verse," 1909. 

D'ARCY, REY. G. J. A. — Saint Patrick, Apostle op Ireland, a sacred drama 
in three acts. Birmingham and Leicester, 1902. 

DARCY, JAMES. — Love and Ambition, a tragedy in verse, London, 1732, 8vo ; 
The Orphan of Venice, a tragedy, 1749. 
Was a Galway man. 

DARGAN, CLARA Y. (?). — Wrote largely in prose and verse for periodicals 
of South Carolina, U.S.A., over signatures of "Claudia" and "Esther 
Chesney." Born in South Carolina (of Irish parentage presumably), attfl 
was a teacher in Yorkville, S.C., in 1871. 

DARLEY, CHARLES.— The Plighted Troth, a tragedy, 1842. 

Produced without success by Macready at Drury Lane in 1842. Charles 
Darley was a brother of the two following writers, was born in Dublin, 
became professor of English literature at Queen's College, Cork, and died 
in 1861. 

DARLEY, GEORGE. — ^The Erbours of Ecstasie, a dramatic poem, with 
other pieces, London, 1822, 8vo ; Labours of Idleness, a seven nights' 
entertainment, London, 1826 (under pseudonym of "Guy Penseval ") ; 
Sylvia ; or, The May Queen, a lyrical drama, London, 1827, 12mo ; another 
edition edited by J. H. Ingram, 1892; The New Sketch Book, by 
" Geoffrey Crayon," jun., 2 vols., London, 1829, 8vo; Nepenthe, a poem, 
1839; Thomas a Beoket, a dramatic chronicle, in five acts and in verse, 
London, 1840, 8vo; Ethelstan, a dramatic chronicle in verse, London, 



1841, 8vo ; Olympian Revels ; The Lammergeibr; an edition of Beaumont 
and Fletcher's plays, 1841 ; Poems op the late G. D., a memorial volume 
printed for private circulation, Liverpool and London, 1890, 8vo; 
Selected Poems, edited by R. A. Sheatfield, London, 1904; Complete 
Poems, edited by Ramsay Oolles, London, 1908. 

Was the eldest son of Alderman Darley, of Dublin, his mother being a 
Darley of Co. Down, and was born in Dublin in 1795. Educated privately 
and at T.C.D., where he graduated B.A. in 1820. Went to London and 
became acquainted with Lamb, Southey, Lady Morgan, Lord Houghton, 
Tennyson, Barry Cornwall, and Allan Cunningham. Wrote largely for 
London Magazine over signature of " John Lacy," and to Athenceum over 
his initials, " G. D." Between 1835-40 the latter paper published a 
number of his poems. Darley is said to have written the prefaces signed 
" G. D." to "Cumberland's British Theatre," but George Daniel is also 
mentioned as the author. He died on November 23, 1846. Carlyle, 
Tennyson, Houghton, Mrs. Browning, Christopher North (Prof. John 
Wilson), Sir F. H. Doyle, Miss Mitford, and Sir Henry Taylor all agreed 
in considering him one of the finest poets of his day. He was an expert 
mathematician also, curiously enough, and published some scientific works. 
Of George and William Darley ( there are some interesting particulars 
in C. W. Cope's and Sir J. A. Crowe's volumes of "Recollections." Their 
relatives still reside in Dublin. 

DARLEY, WILLIAM. — Brother of preceding. Was art critic to the 
Athenceum for some time before his death in Paris in 1857. There are 
various poems signed " W. D." in that paper about 1840, chiefly transla- 
tions from the French, which were almost certainly written by him. He 
was a clever artist, and exhibited occasionally. 

DAYEY, SAMUEL. — The Tbeacheeous Husband, a tragedy, Dublin, 1737, 
8vo ; Whittington and his Cat, opera, 1739. 

Both of these pieces were produced on the Dublin stage on the same 
night — December 13, 1739. Davey was born in Ireland, and published 
in Dublin, 1749, a criticism of Dr. Charles Lucas. 

DAVIDSON, MARGARET.— The Extkaordinaby Life and Christian 
Experiences op M. D., as dictated by herself, who was a poor blind 
woman among the people called Methodists, but rich towards God, and 
illuminated with the light of life ; to which are added some of her letters 
and hymns. Edited by the Rev. E. Smyth, Dublin, 1782, 12mo. 

DAYIES, JOHN FLETCHER.— The Eumenides op Eschylus, a critical 
edition, with metrical English translation. Dublin, 1885, 8vo. 

There are over two dozen pieces by him in " Dublin Translations," 1890. 
Edited several classical books, and wrote a good deal of verse in English, 
Latin, and Greek for Kottabos. Sch. T.C.D., 1858; B.A., 1859; M.A., 
1869. Became Professor of Latin in Queen's College, Galwav, and died 
January 4, 1889. 

DAYIN, NICHOLAS FLOOD.— Album Verses, and other poems, Ottawa, 
1882, 8vo; Eos, a Prairie Dream, and other poems, Ottawa, 1884, 8vo; 
Bos, AN Epic op the Dawn, and other poems, Regina, North-west Terri- 
tory, 1889, 8vo (with portrait of the author). 

He says ttat the last-mentioned work, mainly a reprint, " is the first 
purely literary work printed and published in the North-west Territories." 
Was born in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, January 13, 1843. Became first a 
parliamentary reporter in the House of Commons, and a contributor to 
Pall Mall Gazette. During the Franco-German War he acted as special 
correspondent for the Irish Times and the "Zondon Standard. He went to 


Canada many years ago, where he became a prominent journalist and 
politician, and notable as an orator. He became a Canadian M.P. for a 
long period. He published various speeches, and a massive work on " The 
Irishman in Canada." On Friday, October 18, 1901, he shot himself. 

DAVIS, ANNIE OSBORNE.— A niece of Thomas Davis, one of whose brothers 
went to Canada about 1835. Miss Davis was born at LaooUe, in that 
country, in 1842, and took an active part in Irish movements in Canada. 
She was the first President of the Ladies' Land League of Montreal. She 
married a Mr. C. B. A. Patterson, and died on January I, 1882. She 
wrote a good many poems for the Montreal papers, and some of them 
were thought highly of by her friends. 

DAVIS, EUGENE.— A Vision of Ibbland, and other poems. Dublin, 1889, 

Also wrote a work entitled " Souvenirs of Irish Footprints on the Con- 
tinent," Dublin, 1890, which first ran in serial form through the Dublin 
Evening Telegraph. Born in Clonakilty, Co. Cork, on March 23, 1857. 
Educated at Louvain, in Belgium, and at Paris. Was connected with the 
Fenian movement, and had to leave Ireland. Lived in Paris for some years, 
but was expelled in 1885, with James Stephens, the Fenian organiser, 
by the Jules Ferry Government, and wandered over the Continent, 
writing about his experiences in San Francisco Chronicle over the signa- 
ture of " Viator," till able to return to Paris, whence he afterwards 
proceeded (1887) to Dublin. He had been a constant contributor to 
Irishman, United Ireland, and other papers over signatures of " Owen 
Roe," '-Cairn Tuathal," " E. D.," " Carberiensis," " Fontenoy," and 
probably " Sivad," and now wrote largely for Nation, Young Ireland, 
Cork Examiner, Boston Pilot, etc., over his full name. In the early part 
of 1890 he went to America, and settled in Chicago, where his contribu- 
tions to Chicago Citizen and other Irish-American papers made his name 
very well known. He edited in 1878 (Dublin), " The Reliques of J. K. 
Casey," with memoir, the publisher being Richard Pigott, the notorious 
forger, whom Davis afterwards helped to expose. He died in Brooklyn, 
New York, in October, 1897. W. D. Kelly, in the Boston Weekly Bouquet, 
shortly after Davis's death, published a biographical account in which it 
is stated that he was born at Baltimore, Co. Cork, on March 24, 1857, and 
that it was in 1884 that he had 1>o leave France. But these are probably 
mistakes. Eugene Davis left a widow and two children behind him. 

DAVIS, JAMES. — Under the name of " Owen Hall " this writer was author of 
many popular musical plays. He was of Jewish origin, and the son of Hyman 
Davis, and born in Dublin in or about 1854. He was a graduate of London 
University, and became a solicitor, but took up journalism, and finally 
dramatic authorship. He wrote "A Gaiety Girl," " Florodora," "The 
Greek Slave," "The Geisha," "An Artist's Model," "The Girl from 
Kay's," and many other pieces mostly successful. He stood for Dundalk 
as a Conservative candidate in 1880, but did not go to the poll in view of 
the candidatures of Charles Russell and Philip Callan. He died at 
Harrogate in April, 1907. 

DAVIS, FRANCIS. — Lispings op the Lagau, Belfast, 1844, 12mo ; Poems and 
Songs, Belfast, 1847, 8vo; Miscellaneous Poems and Songs, Belfast 
1852, 12mo; Belfast the City and the Man, a poem, Belfast, 1855, 4to 
The Tablet of Shadows, a fantasy, and other poems, Loudon, 1861 
Leaves from oub Cypress and otjf Oak, poems, London (anonymously), 
1863, 4to ; Eabliek and Latee Leaves ; or, An Autumn Gathering, with an 


introductory essay by the Rev. Columbian O 'Grady, O.P., Belfast, 1878, 
8vo. With portrait. (This is the collected edition of Davis's poems.) 

Born in BallinooUig, Co. Cork, on March 17, 1810; died October 7, 1885. 
Known as " The Belfast Man," under which signature he wrote a great 
amount of poetry in the Nation,, and other papers. Settled in the north 
of Ireland, where he practised his trade as a weaver. In 1850 he edited 
a small magazine in Belfast, entitled the Belfast Man's Journal, which 
was not very long-lived. He obtained a small pension from the Civil List. 

DAVIS, THOMAS OSBORNE.— The Poems op Thomas Davis, collected and 
edited by Thomas Wallis. Dublin, 1846, 12mo. (Often reprinted.) 
Poems, edited, with introduction, by John Mitchel, New York, 1868, 8vo. 
Born in Mallow. Co. Cork, on October 14, 1814, and died on September 
16, 1845. B.A., T.O.D., 1836. Became a barrister, but did not practise. 
In 1837 he issued in Dublin a pamphlet, " The Reform of the Lords, by a 
Graduate of Dublin University," which fell flat. In the Citizen (1842, 
etc.) he wrote many prose articles, especially on Indian subjects, and in 
October of 1842 joined with Charles Gavan Duffy and John Blake Dillon in 
founding the celebrated Nation newspaper, the first number of which 
appeared on the 15th of that mouth. It appears that he had not 
previously written any verse, but in the third number (October 29) 
jtppeared his first poem, " My Grave," signed " A True Celt." Following 
it in this order came " The Men of Tipperary," " The Vow of Tipperary " 
(given in " Answers to Correspondents," as anonymous from Cloumel, and 
slightly differing from the version now known), '' Lament for the Death 
of Owen Roe O'Neill," " She is a rich and rare land " (given in 
"Answers to Correspondents," and signed " R. L.," and referred to by 
editor as "only middling"), and many other famous pieces by him 
signed "T. D.," "A True Celt," "The Celt," and " Adragool." On 
one occasion he used the signature " Vacuus," which Mangan had also 
used; on another occasion (December SO, 1843), he signed his poem 
(" Christmas Carol ") with the name "A Young Squire." He came to be 
recognised as thsj national poet par excellence and as a virtual leader of 
the party, and his untimely death caused consternation as well as the 
deepest sorrow. Elegies and commemorative poems on him appeared from 
the pens of Samuel Ferguson, J. F. Murray, R. D. Williams, J. D. 
Frazer, Maurice O'Connell, Francis Davis, Martin M'Dermott, 
Bartholomew Dowling, D. P. M'Carthy, W. P. Mulchinock and others, 
including, according to John Savage. C. G. Duffy. (" '98 and '48," 
p. 359.) Davis was buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery, and a statue by 
John Hogan, the sculptor, was erected over his grave. It now stands in 
another part of the cemetery. " The Prose Writings of Thomas Davis,"' 
edited bv T. W. RoUeston (q.v.), have been included in the " Camelot 
Classics." His sister. Miss Charlotte Davis, died in London in January, 
1893, at an advanced age. 

DAYITT, MICHAEL. — A good many poems by this notable Irishman figure in 
Universal News, London (which was sometime edited by J. F. O'Donnell, 
q.v.), signed " M. D., Heslingden." He also contributed verse to Richard 
Pigott's paper, the Irishman. Born at Straid, Co. Mayo, in July, 1846, 
he was implicated in the '67 movement, and was tried and sentenced to 
fourteen years' imprisonment, of which he underwent nine years. Founder 
of the Land League, and son of humble peasants, who were evicted in his 
early childhood. His subsequent career is well known. He published 
various pamphlets, his famous speech at the Parnell Commission a book 
on Australia, another on the Boer War, 1899-1902, and his admirable 
"Fall of Feudalism in Ireland." He died, much lamented, in 1906. His 
life has been written bv D. B. Cashman and F. Sheehy-Skeffington. 


DAYYS, EDWARD (Yisoount Mountoashel) .— To His Excellency, Lord 
Carteret, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ; the Humble Petition of . . . 
Viscount Mountoashel, and the Rest of his School-fellows, in verse, 
Dublin, 172.5, folio sheet. 

DAYYS, MARY. — The Northern Heiress ; or. Humours of York, a comedy, 
1716, 12mo ; 1725, 8vo ; Self-Rival, a comedy, 1725, 8vo ; The Works of 
Mrs. Davys, including novels, plays, poems, and letters, 2 volumes, 
London, 1725, 8vo. 

Was the wife of a clergyman, and was born in Ireland. Corresponded 
with Dean Swift. Died in Cambridge, England, where she kept a, coffee- 
house after her husband's decease. 

DAWSON, MRS. ALFRED.— The Sparrow's Oratorio, religious verse. 
Dublin, 1906. 

DAW30N, ARTHUR.— Baron of the Irish Court of Exchequer, and notable 
as a hon vivant, and as author of the immortal "Bumpers, Squire Jones," 
one of the best Bacchanalian ditties in the English language. He was 
the son of a principal secretary to one of Queen Anne's Viceroys, and was 
born about 1695, graduating B.A., T.C.D., in 1715. He was connected by 
marriage with the O'Neills of Shane Castle. He was called to the Bar in 
1723, and became Baron of the Exchequer in 1741-2, resigning in 1768. 
In 1761 he was Commissioner of Accounts for Ireland. He died at his 
house in Molesworth Street, Dublin, May 2, 1776. His country seat was 
at Dawson's Bridge, Co. Derry. In person he was handsome, and his wit 
was much appreciated. His famous song above referred to was written 
for Thomas Morris Jones, Squire of Moneyglass. It is alluded to by 
Smollett in " Peregrine Pickle" (1751). He wrote the following epigram 
on the Dublin printer. La Boissiere, who had innocently printed a list of 
the Irish peers without permission, and had been sent to prison : 

" The Lords have to prison sent La Boissiere, 
For printing the rank and the name of each peer ; 
And there lie must stay till he's not worth a sous, 
For to tell xoho the peers are reflects on the House!" 

In his "Memoirs," vol. i., p. 139, J. C. Pilkington (q.v.) says: "He 
said more good things in half an hour and forgot them the next than half 
the comic writers of the world have .introduced into their plays." 
Dawson's sister married the Hon. Henry Hamilton, son of Gustavus, 
first Viscount Boyne. 

DAWSON, CHARLES. — ^Finola ; or, The Marriage of Tara, a dramatic piece 
interspersed with songs. Dublin, 1879, 8vo. 

Born in Limerick in 1842, and was for some years a prominent Dublin 
merchant, a member of the Corporation of that city, and eventually its 
Lord Mayor. He is now the chief of the Rates Department in the Cor- 
poration. He has written and published various pamphlets and lectures 
on economical and statistical subjects. The work mentioned above was 
intended to revive interest in some of Moore's "Irish Melodies." 

DAWSON, CHRISTOPHER. — Avonmore, and other Poems. London, 1891, 

DAWSON, DANIEL LEWIS.— The Fragment of a Norse Epic, etc., Phila- 
delphia (U.S.A.), 1892; The Seeker of the Marshes, and other Poems, 
1893 (posthumous). 

Born at Lewistown. Pa., in 1855, and died at Philadelphia in or about 
December, 1893. He was an ironfounder by trade, and was at one time a 


pugilist. He was a well-educated man, and his first volume had a great 
success, giving him a, high place among the younger American poets. 
Some notices say he was born in Ireland, but this seems to be a mistake. 
He is included in Stedman's and in Sladen's collections of American verse. 

DAWSON, MISS M. L.— Zephyrs, poems. London, 1901, 8vo. 

DAY, REY. J. FITZGERALD.— KitLAKNEY Sketches , in verse. Dublin, 1862, 
8vo (over signature of " Fitz-Erin "). 

DAY, JOHN. — A native of Drogheda, Co. Louth, and a schoolmaster, who 
is said to have written some street ballads, and'published them in small 
collections about the beginning of the century. He is credited with the 
authorship of "The Star of Slane," " Bellewstown Hill," and "The 
Repeal Meeting at Tara," but the two first he does not seem to have 
written (see John Costello and Richard Shell). He was born about 1800, 
and died about 1860. 

DE A , E. I. — Farewell, being a poem commemorative of the administra- 
tion of the Most Noble the Marquis of. Normandy in Ireland. By a 
Lady. Dublin, 1839, 8vo. 

DEADY, JOHN CHRISTMAS.—" The Poet of Duhallow," as he used to be 
called, wrote a large amount of verse for Nation, Irishman, Shamrock, Cork 
Herald, Cork Examiner. Irish World, of New York, Boston Pilot, etc. 
Born on December 25, 1849, in Kanturk, Co. Cork. Educated at Mount 
Melleray, and intended for a priest. Died at Banteer, Co. Cork, on 
August 19, 1884. His poems were in the possession of Mr. James Pitz- 
patrick, of Mountrath, Queen's Co., who proposed to publish them at an 
early date. Eugene Davis (q.v.) was to have edited them at one time. 
Deady, before his death, had collected materials for a life of Edward 
Walsh (q.v.), the poet, liut was not able to publish the work. 

DEAN, FRANCIS M. — Miscellaneous Poems. Dublin, 1876, 8vo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1872; M.A., 1876. 

DEANE, INIGO PATRICK.— Born in Dublin in 1860, and died at Yonkers-on- 
the-Hudson, U.S.A., 1894. Laus Regin^, in twelve triolets, by him, is 
included in the Rev. Orby Shipley's " Carmina Mariana." 

DEASE, J. R. — The Geoegics, translated into English blank verse. London, 

DE BURGH, EMMA MARIA.— The Voice of Many Waters, a selection from 
the compositions, in prose and verse, of the late E. M. de B.' Edited by 
her sister (C. Hunt), London, 1858, 8vo. 
She died in Dublin on September 21, 1851. Her maiden name was Hunt. 

DE BURGH, HUBERT JOHN.— A frequent contributor to Kottabos and to 
Yorick. a comic Dublin paper edited by Richard Dowling, and published a 
volume of translations from Beranger, which I have not seen. Was the 
son of preceding writer and Major De Burgh, of the 98rd Regiment, and 
was born at Newbridge, Co. Kildare, on August 1, 1845. B.A., T.C.D., 
1867. Died in 1877. 

DE COURCY, REY. RICHARD.— Some EtEoiAc Lines on the Death or Rev. 
George Whitfield, etc., London, 1772, 8vo; Seduction; or, The Cause 
OP Injured Innocence Pleaded, a poem, 1872 ; and (edited) A Collection 
OF Psalms and Htmns, etc., Shrewsbury, 1775, 8vo. 

Other religious vi'orks, in prose. Born in the south of Ireland in 1743. 
Graduated at T.C.D., it is said, but is not in Todd's List. Became vicar 


of St. Alkmond's, Shrewsbury, in 1774, and published his writings over 
his initials, " R. D.," and also oyer the nom de guerre of "The Good 
Vicar." Died November 4, 1803. Is represented in " Lyra Ilibernica 
Sacra," 1869. 

DEEYERS, W. J. — Composer and also author of many poj)ular songs. " Our 
Jack's come Home To-day " is the best known of these. Was an Ulster 
man, and was for a time employed at Sirocco Engineering Works in Bel- 
fast. Is now, I believe, in London. 

DELACOUB, REY. JAMES. — Abblaed to Eloisa, in answer to Mr. Pope's 

"Eloisa to Abelard" (by J D— , T.O.D.), Dublin, 1730, 12mo; 

A Prospect of Poetby, to which is added a poem addressed to James 
Thomson, author of "The Seasons," Dublin, 1743, 8vo (his name on 
title-page is given as " Delacourt "); another edition (the fifth), Cork, 
1770; another edition, Cork, 1807; another edition, with other poems, 
Cork, 1807, 8yo; Poems, Cork, 1776, 8yo; Cork, 1778, 8vo; Cork, 1807, 

Was the second son of Robert De la Cour of Killowen, near Blarney, 
Cork, and was born there in March, 1709. Educated at T.C.D., where he 
graduated B.A., 1731; M.A., 1735. O'Keeffe describes him in his 
■ Recollections " as a dapper little man, and says he lived at Dynan's, 
George Street, Dublin, Dynan being the carpenter of one of the Dublin 
theatres. He died in Cork, March or April, 1785. In the 1770 volume 
of his poems there are various poems addressed to him by R. Lloyd, 
J. White, James ConoUy (q-v.), W. Walsh, Edmond Murphy, and James 
Thomson, author of " The Seasons." 

DELAMAYNE, THOMAS HALLIE. — Love and Honour, a dramatic poem, 
taken from Virgil (in seven cantos, and founded on " The .<3Eneid "), 
London, 1742, 12mo; An Essay on Man, in his State op Policy, in a 
series of twelve epistles (only three published), London, 1779, 4to ; and 
the following anonymously : The Oliviad, a poem on the late war with 
France, 1762; An Ode to Mr. Bindon, the artist, on his portrait of Arch- 
bishop Boulter, 1767 (announced as far back as 1742, in the Gentleman's 
Magazine) ; The Banished Patriot, in praise of John Wilkes, 1768 ; 
The Senators, 1772, 4to (an abusive poem on the members of the House 
of Commons, which ran through several editions in a year) ; A Review 
OP the Poem entitled " The Senators," 1772; The Patricians,, a candid 
examination of the principal speakers in the House of Lords, 1773 ; A 
Review op the Poem entitled " The Patricians," 1773; also probably 
The Chaplain, a poem, London, 1764, 4to. 

Was sometimes called Delemaine and De la Mayne. An Irishman, 
iirst a barrister, then a dealer in Soho, who became bankrupt. B.A., 
T.C.D., 1739. Has been confused with Capt. Henry Delemain, a Dublin 
pottery manufacturer. 

DELANY, REY. PATRICK, D.D. — ^A Poem addressed to his Excellency, 
Lord Carteret. Dublin, 1730, 12mo. 

The friend of Dean Swift. Wrote a number of poems, for which see 
Scott's edition of Swift's works, and also the collection of verse edited by 
Matthew Concanen (q.v.) in 1724. In " The Flower Piece," alsoedited by 

the latter, there is one piece signed Dr. D ny, presumably by him. Born 

in Ireland in or about 1685, Sch. T.C.D., 1704; B.A., 1706; Fellow, 1709; 
M.A., 1709; B.D., and D.D., 1722. Died at Bath on May 6, 1768, aged 
82. The poem named above, printed separately in 1730, called forth 
several answers from other poets. They are all in the Gilbert Library, 
now in possession of the Dublin Corporation. 


DELANY, RALPH. — Poems and Songs. Brisbane (Queensland), 1869. 

DELANY, WILLIAM J.— Born in Tullamore, King's Co., in October, 1844, 
and educated in his native town. He wrote in early years for the ISation. 
and contributed poems also to Weekly News (over signature of 
" Zingaro"), and prose and verse alike to Young Ireland, Shamrock and 
Zoz, all Dublin periodicals. In 1879 he went to America, and became 
connected with the Celtic Magazine, for which he wrote many poems and 
some serial tales. To the New York Daily News he has contributed many 
short stories and numerous poems. 

DENHAM, SIR JOHN.— Cooper's Hill, a poem, 1642, 4to; other editions; 
Thb Sophy, a. tragedy, 1642, folio; Cato Majoe, a poem, translated or 
rather imitated by Sir J. D. from Cicero, 1669, Svo; The Destruction of 
Trot, an essay upon the second book of Virgil's Eneis (i.e., a translation 
into English verse), 1656, 4to ; Poems and Translations, with The Sophy 
(a tragedy in five acts and in verse), 3 parts, London, 1668-69, Svo; 
various other editions ; The Famous Battle of the Catts in the Province 
OF Ulster (a satire in verse, by Sir J. D.), 1668, 4to; A True Presby- 
terian WITHOUT Disguise, etc., a, satire in verse, London, 1680, folio 
sheet ; other editions, and other works. 

Born in Dublin in 1615. Educated in London and at Oxford, and was 
recognised as one of the chief poets of his time. His lines on the Thames 
are classical. He also did some excellent work as an architect, as, for 
instance, portions of Burlington House and Greenwich Hospital. Died in 
March, 1669, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. 

DENIEHY, DANIEL HENRY. — A clever Irish-Australian critic, who wrote 
verse for various magazines. He was born of Irish parents in Sydney, 
on August 18, 1828. About 1848 he went to Ireland to visit some 
relatives, and became acquainted with some of the Young Irelanders, 
whom he always greatly admired. On his return to Australia he became 
a journalist and finally an M.P. Went to Melbourne in 1862, and for 
about a couple of years edited a Catholic weekly, entitled The Victorian. 
He died on October 22, 1865, at Bathurst, after making a great reputa- 
tion as a speaker, critic and reviewer. For specimens of his prose, see 
George Burnett Barton's " Poets and Prose- Writers of New South Wales," 
and for his verse see Douglas Sladen's "Australian Poets." Bulwer 
Lytton called him "The Australian Macaulay." His " Speeches" have 
been collected and published, with a memoir, by E. A. Martin, Melbourne, 

DENNIS, WILLIAM. — Redemption, an ode inscribed to His Grace Michael 
(Cox), Lord Archbishop of Cashel. Dublin, 1758, Svo. 

DENNY, SIR EDWARD, BART.— Hymns and Poems, London and Bath, 
1848, 16mo; another edition, London, 1848, 12mo; Salome, extracted 
from Sir E. D.'s " Hymns and Poems," London, 1849, 16mo. 

Other editions of his poems in 1S50 (?) and 1870, and several other 
works by him. Lived at Tralee Castle, Co. Kerry. Born October 2, 
1796; died in London on June 13, 1889. Educated at Oxford. Is repre- 
sented in "Lyra Hibernica Sacra" and Rev. C. Roger's "Harp of the 
Christian Home." 

DENROCHE, REY. EDWARD.— The Curate's Book, poems, London, 1832, 

B.A., LCD., 1825; M.A., 1828. Was assistant-curate of the parish of 


DE QUINCEY, F. H. — An Irishman who published a volume of poems about 
1905 in London. I have not been able to note the title. 

DE QUINCEY, J. — A Limei-iok poet of this name (or pseudonym) wrote much 
amusing Irish verse in Irish Fireside, Weekly Freeman, and other papers 
in the eighties of last century. He was, I believe, a solicitor's clerk. A 
specimen of his verse will be found in the present writer's "Humour of 

DE RENZY, GEORGE WEBB (?) .—Enchiridion ; or, A Hand for tje One- 
handed (verse?), London, 1822, 8vo; Poetical Illustrations of the 
Achievements or the Duke of Wellington and his Companions in Arms, 
Edinburgh and Dundee, 1852, 8vo. Edited (?) by G. W. D. 

DERENZY, MARGARET GRAVES.— Parnassian Geography, Wellington, 
1824, 12mo ; Whisper to a Newly-married Pair, several editions, Wel- 
lington and Philadelphia (?), 1824, 12mo; 1825, 8vo; 1828, 8vo; 1833 (fifth 
edition), 12mo ; and 1886, 8vo. 

DERMODY, THOMAS.— Poems, Dublin, 1789, 8vo; another edition, London, 
1800, 8vo; Poems, consisting of essays, lyric, elegiac, etc., Dublin, 1792, 
8vo; The Life of Thomas Dermody, etc., 2 vols., London, 1806, 8vo (by 
J. G. Raymond) ; The Harp op Erin, containing the poetical works of 
the late T. D., edited by J. G. Raymond, 2 vols., London, 1807, 12mo; 
More Wonders, an heroic epistle addressed to Mr. G. Lewis, — - — ; The 

Battle of the Bards, in two cantos, ■; Ode to Peace, addressed to 

Mr. Addington, London, 1801 ; Ode on the Death of General Aberceomby, 

; The Histrionade, or 'Theatrical Tribunal, a poem in two parts 

(over pseudonym of " Marmaduke Myrtle "), 1802. 

Born at Ennis, Co. Clare, in January, 1775. His father was a school- 
master, and educated his son, who afterwards taught in liis father's school. 
Was classical assistant, it is said, at the age of nine years. His father 
gave way to drink, and his example was followed by Dermody, junior. He 
had written verse from an early age, and his genius was recognised by 
various patrons of literature. But he alienated all friends by his reck- 
lessness^ and after a stormy career, during which he was a private soldier, 
and afterwards an officer, he died in destitution at Sydenham, near 
London, July 15, 1802. Was buried in Lewisham Churchyard. There is 
a good portrait of him, engraved by Martyn, and a biography, in Walher's 
Sibernian Magazine for September, 1802, and an elegy by " S. O." 
(Sydney Owenson, afterwards Lady Morgan) in the same magazine in 
December of the same year. 

DERMOTT, LAURENCE.— Ahiman Rezon, etc. (third edition), London, 
1778, 8vo (contains a number of Masonic songs, apparently written by 
him) ; other editions, Dublin, Belfast, 1782, 1795, 1809, etc. 

The above work is on Ereemasonry, and includes, besides the songs, an 
oratorio, entitled " Solomon's Temple." Born in Ireland in 1720. Went 
to London about 1760, where he died in 1791. Was a noted Freemason, 
and a Deputy Grand-Master. 

DERRICK, SAMUEL. — A Collection of Original Poems, by S. D., London, 
,1755, 8vo (British Museum copy has MS. notes) ; Sylla, a dramatic piece 
translated from the French of Frederick the Great, 1753, 8vo; 1763, 8vo; 
The Battle op Lora, a poem from Ossian, 1762, 4to. 

Born in Dublin in 1724, of a family long settled near Carlow. Was 
apprenticed to a linen draper, but went on the stage, where he did not 
succeed. Went to London, and became acquainted with Goldsmith, 
Johnson, etc. In 1761 he was appointed Master of the Ceremonies at 


Bath, succeeding Beau Nash, and afterwards held the same post at 
Tunbridge Wells. Died on March 28, 1769. "Derrick's Jests; or, The 
Wit's Chronicle," a collection of his bon-mots, appeared soon after his 
death. For some particulars, see Forster's "life of Goldsmith," etc. 
Forster possessed his unpublished correspondence. He wrote and trans- 
lated several prose works. 

" DE RUPE." — Poems, in conjunction with "Rose." London and Dublin, 

The catalogue of Stainforth's Library, sold by Sotheby in 1867, says 
Belfast, 1856. The poems by " R/Ose " are fervently Irish. " De Rupe " 
was a Miss F. M. Roche, sister of Edmund Burke [Roche, M.P., 
afterwards Lord Fermoy. For "Rose," see under Kirwan, Rose. 

DESART, LORD.— See under Cuffe, W. O'C. 

DE TABLEY, LORD.— See Warren, John Byrne Leicester. 

DE YERE, SIR AUBREY. — Julian the Apostate, a dramatic poem (over 
name of Sir A. de Vere Hunt), London, 1822, 8vo ; The Duke of Meecia, 
an historical drama in iive acts and in verse ; and The Lamentations of 
Ireland, and other poems, London, 1823, 8vo ; A Song of Faith, Devout 
Exercises and Sonnets, London, 1842, 8vo (dedicated to Wordsworth); 
Mary Tudor, etc., an historical drama, etc., Loudon, 1847, 16mo (a post- 
humous work ; Sonnets, edited by his son, Aubrey de Vere, London, 187S, 

Born at Curragh Chase, Co. Limerick, on August 28, 1788, and 
educated at Harrow School. Married Mary Spring-Rice, a sister 
of the future Lord Monteagle. De Vere's real name was Hunt, 
he being the son of Sir Vere Hunt, a Limerick landowner, and 
he did not adopt the name of De Vere until 1832. He became 
acquainted with Wordsworth, and often visited him at Rydal Mount. In 
" Harmonica," Cork, 1818, there is a poem by Sir Aubrey de Vere begin- 
ning, "The wine-cup sparkles to the brim," and in the annuals, a few 
years later, there are many pieces of his. In 1830 he wrote verse for the 
National Magazine, or Dublin Literary Gazette; in the Gem for 1830 
there are two of his poems ; in that for 1831 there are two more ; and in 
the same for 1832 three others, one being a translation from Horace, 
whom Sir S. de Vere has so successfully rendered into English verse. 
In the Keepsake for 1834 is his "Battle of Busaco," and in the same for 
1835 another poem. The Dublin Literary Journal for 1843-5 contains 
various poems of his also. In 1842 he published in Dublin an " Inaugural 
Address, delivered . . to the Limerick Philosophical and Literary 

Society." He lived on his estate chiefly, and died there on July 28, 

DE YERE, AUBREY THOMAS.— The Waldenses; or, The Fall of Rora, 
a lyrical tale, with other poems, Oxford, 1842, 8vo ; The Search after 
Proserpine, Recollections of GtRebcb, and other poems, Oxford, 1843, 
8vo ; Poems, Loudon, 1855, 8vo; May Carols, 1857, 8vo; third edition, 
1881, 8vo; The Sisters, Innisfail, and other poems, London, 1861, 8vo; 
Innisfail, a lyrical chronicle of Ireland, Dublin, 1862, 16mo; The 
Infant Bridal, and other poems, London and Oxford, 1864, 8vo ; new 
and enlarged edition, London, 1876, 8vo ; Hymns and Sacred Poems, 
London, 1864, 12mo ; St. Thomas of Canterbury, a dramatic poem, 
London, 1867, 8vo ; The Legends of St. Patrick, London, 1872, 8vo; 
another edition, 1889, 12mo ; Alexander the Great, a dramatic poem, 
London, 1874, 8vo ; The Pall op Rora, and other poems; The Search 
after Proserpine, etc., London, 1877, 8vo; Antar and Zara, an Eastern 


romance ; Innisfail, and other poems, London, 1877, 8vo ; Pkoteus ani> 
Amadeus, a correspondence (edited by A. de V.), 1878;. Legends of the 
Saxon Saints, London, 1879, 8vo; The Foray of Queen M^eve, and 
other legends of Ireland's heroic age, London, 1882, i8vc^; Poetical 
Works of A. dk V. (in six volumes), 1884, etc. , 8vo ; Legends and 
Becokds of the Chubch and the Empire, poems, London, 1887, 8vo; 
St. Peter's Chains; or, Rome and the Italian Revolution, a series of 
sonnets, London, 1888, 8vo ; A Selection of the Poems of Aubrey db 
Verb, edited by John Dennis, London, 1890, 8vo ; Selected Poems of 
Aubrey de Vere, edited by Professor 6. E. Woodberry, New York, 1894; 
MEDI.SVAL Records and Sonnets, London, 1893, 8vo. 

Son of preceding. Edited several works, and wrote some others in prose, 
such as "English Misrule and Irish Misdeeds," 1848; "Picturesque 
Sketches of Greece and Turkey," 2 vols., 1850; "Recollections," 1897. 
Was born at Curragh Chase, Co. Limerick, January 10, 1814. B.A., 
T.C.D., 1837. Wrote a few pieces in 1830 for National Magazine, or 
Dublin Literary Gazette, as I presume he is the " A. T. de V." of that 
periodical. Was a great friend of Lord Tennyson's, and was well e 
acquainted with Wordsworth, Landor, etc. A good number of his poems 
will be found in the volumes of the Irish Monthly. Died at Curragh Chase, 
January 21, 1902, aged 88. 

DE YERE, MARY.— Sister of foregoing, I believe, and daughter of Sir 
Aubrey. Several poems by her, signed " M. de V.," are in National 
Magazine, or Dublin Literary Gazette for 1830. She died in that year, 
and there is a poem to her memory in the magazine by "J. S. M." 
(MonseU?), of Merrion Square, Dublin. 

DE YERE, MARY AINGE.— Love Songs and other Poems. New York, 
1870, 16mo. 

She is the daughter of Thomas Ainge Devyr, a, Donegal man, who 
became a well-known journalist in America, and had been apparently a 
Chartist and a Fenian, to judge by a curious book of his, " The Odd Book 
of the Nineteenth Century ; or, ' Chivalry ' in Modern Days : A personal 
record of reform — chiefly Land Reform — for the last fifty years," Green- 
poin. New York, 1882. He was proprietor and editor of the Morning 
Post of Williamsburgh, Bix)oklyn, New York. Miss De Vere was born 
in Brooklyn, and has written for many journals, frequently over the 
pseudonym of " Madeline S. Bridges." 

DE YERE, SIR STEPHEN EDWARD. — Odes of Horace, ten in number, 
translated, 1885, 4to ; another edition, containing thirty translations, 
1886 ; and a third, including fifty-seven versions and a few original 
poems, London, 1888. 

Son of Sir Aubrey de Vere, and born July 26, 1812. B.A., T.C.D., 
1833. Succeeded to the title and property on the death of his elder 
brother. Sir Vere de Vere, in 1880. Three of Sir A. de Vere's sons 
became Catholics. Some of his translations from Horace appeared in 
the Irish Monthly and the Spectator. He wrote several songs, one being 
the popular " Snowy-breasted Pearl." The 1886 edition of his transla- 
tions from Horace belongs to the series of " Canterbury Poets," edited 
by William Sharp for Walter Scott, the publisher. He is represented 
in " Dublin Verses " by H. A. Hinkson and other anthologies, and died 
on November 10, 1904. Like his more famous brother, he never married. 

DEYEREUX, MARION.— Geography in Rhyme. London and Guildford, 
1866, 8vo. 


DEVINE, JAMES. — Published a volume of poems in America (I believe), on 
the title-page of which he is termed " the Bard of Tyrone." He was a 
native of Donagheady. He died in July, 1890, in his native county, and 
was buried at Strabane. He was prSbably the writer of the name who 
contributed to the Irish almanacs" of a generation or two ago. 

DEYLIN, JOSEPH.— Born at Magherafelt, Co. Derry, on June 15, 1869, 
and is the son of a farmer. Was educated at the National School of his 
native town, at Moneymore, and at St. Malachy's, Belfast. He has 
contributed largely to Belfast Weekly Examiner, Young Ireland, Sham- 
rock, Irish Emerald, generally over signatures of "Northern Gael" or 
" Jennie O'Brien." I believe he went to America or Australia some 
years ago. 

DEWART, KEY. EDWARD HARTLEY.— Songs of Life, Edinburgh (?J, 
1867 ; John Milton ; Niagaii.4 Falls ; Voices of the Past ; (edited) 
Selections from Canadian Poets, with occasional critical and 
biographical notes, and introductory essay on Canadian poetrv, Mon- 
treal, 1864, 8vo. 

Was born in Co. Cavan, Ireland, in 1828, and was taken to Canada by 
his parents when only six years old. Was educated at Normal School, 
Toronto, and was a teacher for some years. He finally became a Wesleyan 
Methodist minister. For a great number of years he edited Toronto 
Christian Guardian, and published most of his writings in that 
paper and the Daily Glohe of Toronto. Four of his poems are in his 
Canadian anthology. 

DICKEY, JOHN.— Poems. Belfast, 1818, 8vo. 

DICKINSON, ELEANOR ( ?) . — The Pleasures of Piety, with other poems, 
London, 1824, 12mo; The Mamlue, a poem, London, 1830, 8vo. 

A Quakeress. A couple of her poems in Duhlin Penny Journal, 1832-6. 

DIGBY, KENELM HENRY.— Short J'cteMS, London,, J865, 8vo; second 
edition, 1866, 8vo ; A Dat on the Muse's Hill, 1867, 8vo ; Hours with 
the Fast-falling Leaves, 1868, 8vo; Little Low Bushes, poems, 1869, 
8vo; Halcyon Hours, 1870, 8vo; Ouhangaia, a poem in twenty cantos, 
etc., 1871, 8vo; Ourangaia; or, Heaven on Earth, 1872, 2 vols., 8vo; 
Last Year's Leaves, 1873, 8vo; The Temple op Memory, a poem, 1874, 
8vo ; second edition, 1875, 8vo ; The Epilogue to previous Works in 
Prose and Verse, in six cantos, 1876, 8vo. 

Author of " Mpres Catholici ; or. Ages of Faith," 3 vols., 1848; "The 
Broad Stone of Honour " (1822, reprinted in 4 vols., 1828-9, another 
edition in 5 vols., 1877, published by Quaritch), and many other Catholic 
works. Born at Geashill, King's County, Ireland, in 1800, and died on 
March 22, 1880. 

DILLON, ARTHUR.— River Songs, and other poems, London, 1882, 4to; 
Gods and Men, verse, London, 1887, 8vo; The Tragedy- of St. ELizjkBETH 
OP Hungary (founded on Kingsley's " Saint's Tragedy "), Buxton, 
1898 ; The Greek Kalends, a masque, Buxton, 1900, 8vo ; King William 
I., THE Conqueror, a poem, London, 1905, sq. 12mo. 

DILLON, BRIAN. — One of the political prisoners in the Fenian movement. 
He was born in Cork, where his mother kept a, public-house, and where 
he followed the occupation of solicitor's clerk. In 1866 he was sentenced 
to ten years' imprisonment for Feilianism. He was released in 1871, and 
died in August, 1872. He was buried with great pomp at Rathcooney, 
Co. Cork, where u, monument to his memory was erected by public 


subscription. He contributed some excellent verse to the Irish papers, 
and one touching piece of his will be found in Varian's " Harp of Erin," 
a collection published in 1869. He was a hunchback, and was noted for 
his fine tenor voice. 

DILLON, EDMOND. — To the King's most excellent Majesty, the humble 
petitionary poem of E. D., Esq. London, 1664, 4to. 

DILLON, HENRY AUGUSTUS (Yisoount Dillon) .—Eocelino da Romano, 
THE Tyrant or Padua, a poem in twelve books. London, 1828, 8vo. 
Other works. 

Was thirteenth viscount. Born in 1777 ; died July 24, 1832. 

DILLON, REV. EDWARD.— Lays oe Leisure Hours. Dublin, 1842, 8vo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1826; M.A., 1832 (?). Appears to have also published 
"Lays of a Loiterer." Was an Anglican. T. D. M'Gee (q.v.) wrote 
about him in Boston Pilot, 1843. 

DILLON, JOHN. — Retribution; or, The Chieftain's Daughter, a tragedy 
in five acts, and in verse, second edition. London, 1818, 8vo. 

Produced at Covent Garden Theatre, January, 1818. The author was at 
this time librarian to a Mr. Simmonds, of Paddineton, owner of an exten- 
sive collection of books. He afterwards went into business, and was one of 
the founders of Morrison, Dillon & Co., an immensely wealthy firm. 
His play was performed seven times with Macready in one of the chief 
characters. Frank Dillon, the well-known painter, was a son of this 
John Dillon. 

DILLON, JOHN BROWN. — An Irish-American poet, born in Brooke 
County, Virginia, about 1806. While an infant his father removed to 
Belmont County, Ohio, leaving him an orphan when he was nine years 
old. When he grew up, Dillon wrote verse for various papers in Cincin- 
nati, where he resided for some years. He became a lawyer in Indiana, 
and State Librarian of same. Published a " History of Indiana " in 
1859, and "Historical Notes relating to Indiana" in 1842, but never 
collected his poems. Is represented in Coggeshall's " Poets and Poetry 
of the West." He was living in 1860. 

DILLON, REY. PATRICK.— Born near the Curragh of Kildare about 1848. 
Died in Chicago on February 25, 1909. Educated at All Hallows and 
Clonliffe Colleges, and officiated in Longford and in Dublin. Went to 
America about 1889 as a missionary priest, and became a notable 
preacher and orator. Wrote very good verse, it is said, for various Irish 
and American papers. Some of his lectures have been publbished by the 
Catholic Truth Society. 

DILLON, THOMAS. — A writer of verse in the Nation of 1842 and onwards 
over the signature of " CuchuUin, Tara's Cave." Was a Meath man, and 
went to America, where he wrote poems for the papers, one from the 
American Celt being reprinted in Nation of April 10, 1852. In "A 
Selection of Irish National Poetry," published in Dublin, 1846 (?), there 
is a poem of his entitled " Gathering Ohaunt of the Ulster Septs." In an 
MS. note in British Museum copy, it is said that the poem most likely 
appeared in Drogheda Argus, and was from the pen of " J." Dillon, of 
Brackenstown, who signed it " Cuchullin." This poem is in an early 
number of the Nation, and was also, I fancy, reprinted in the issue for 
October 11, 1845. His earliest poem in the paper appeared on November 
19, 1842. He was "Cuchullin," "Logan," and " Mary O'Donnell " of 
Drogheda Argus, about 1849, which paper published a supplement some 


years ago with selections from Dillon's and others' poems. He used the 
same names in the Wexfurd Independent before writing for the Argus. 
He was a miller, millwright, and wheat buyer for Manders of Brackens- 
town, Co. Dublin, where he lived. He eventually went to the United 
States, and died there in 1852. 

DILLON, W. E.— Amatory Legends. Dublin, 1812, 8vo. 

DILLON, WENTWORTH (Earl of Roscommon).— Horace's Art of 
Poetry, made English by the E(arl) of Roscommon, 1680, 4to; reprinted 
1684, 4to; 1709, 8vo; An Essay ossi Translated Vbbsb (verse), London, 
1684, 4to ; second edition, enlarged, 1685, 4to, etc. ; A Collection of 
Poems, by the E(arl) of Roscommon, 1701, 8vo ; A Collection of divers 
Hymns and Poems, by the E(arl) of Roscommon, etc., 1709, 8vo; The 
Muses' Mercury . . consisting of poems ... by the E(arl) of 
Roscommon, 1767, etc., 4to; A Prospect of Death, a Pindarique Essay, 
London, 1704, fol. 

His complete poems have been collected, published, and reprinted a 
great many times. Born in Dublin in 1633, and educated in England 
and France. Died January 17, 1684, and was buried in Westminster 
Abbey. Is considered by literary historians to have added strength 
and grace to English verse. 

DILLON, WILLIAM, LL.D. — Some Scenes from the Iliad (blank verse). 
Chicago, 1898. 

Brother of John Dillon, M.P., and a native of Co. Mayo. Is 
a prominent iourualist in Chicago, where he owns and edits one of the 
principal papers. He is the author of a " Life of John Mitchel," and a 
book on political economy called " Tlie Dismal Science." 

DINNEEN, JOSEPH. — Parnell, a tragedy in verse, a leaflet, Cork, 1895, 
8vo; The Gold, a poem, Cork, 1895, 8vo ; Miscellaneous Poems, Cork, 
1895, 8vo; Complete Poetical and Dramatic Works, Cork, 1896. 
Of R.athmore, Co. Kerry. 

DINSMOOR, ROBERT. — Incidental Poems, with sketch of his life. Haver- 
hill, Massachusetts, 1828, 12mo. 

Known as " The Rustic Bard," and born of Ulster parents, at Wynd- 
ham, New Hampshire, U.S.A., October 7, 1757. Died there March 16, 

DIXON, WILLIAM MaoNEILE.— Professor of English Literature in Glasgow 
University, and author of various poems, some of which are included in 
H. A. Hinkson's " Dublin Verses," " Dublin Book of Irish Verse,." 
Kottabos, etc. He is the author of a handbook of English literature, 
and editor of several other works. Is of Dublin family, but born 
in India in 18t'6. Is a distinguished graduate of T.C.D., and was professor 
of English Literature at Birmingham University from 1894 to 1904. 

DOAK, MARGARET.— Figaro, prose and verse. Belfast, 186—. 

Sister of Mrs. Marion Clarke, already noticed, and born in Co. Down. 
Some of her poems are in above volume, and she has also contributed to 
various Ulster papers. 

DOBBIN, ELIZABETH.— Lays of the Feelings, a collection of original 
Poetry. Belfast, 1839, 12mo. 


DOBBIN, REY. ORLANDO THOMAS, LL.D.— Author of various theological 
works and of verse, but does not seem to have published a volume of it. 
In "Lyra Hibernica Sacra" there are three pieces by him, and in 
" Humorous Poems by English and American Authors, etc.," published 
a few years ago by Ward, Lock & Co., there are two poems of his. He 
was born in Co. Armagh in 1807. B.A., T.C.D., 1837; LL.B., 1841; 
LL.D., 1844; M.A. and B.D., 1857. Became M.R.I.A. in 1851, and died 
in 1891. 

DOBBS, FRANCIS. — Modern Matrimony, a poem, to which is added The 
Disappointment, an elegy, by the author of "The Irish Chief; or, The 
Patriot King," Dublin, 1773, 8vo; The Patriot King; or. The Irish 
Chief, a tragedy in verse, London, 1774, 8vo ; Poems, Dublin, 1788, 8vo. 
Various other works on Irish history and politics. 

He was the younger son of the Rev. Richard Dobbs, and was born in 
Ireland, probably at Lisburnj Co. Antrim, on April 27, 1750; died April 
11, 1811. Was first an officer in the army, and finally a member of the 
Irish Parliament. There is a portrait and biography of him in Walker's 
Hibernian Magazine for June, 1900. 

DODD, JAMES SOLAS, M.D. — Essays and Poems, satirical, moral, political 
and entertaining. Cork, 1770, 12mo. (Thn British Museum copy has 
MS. note by J. O. Halliwell-Phillips.) 

Also a comedy in prose, entitled " Gallic Gratitude," acted at Covent 
Garden on April 90, 1779, and afterwards in Dublin, with the title of 
" The Funeral Pile." Other works, including " A Satyrical Lecture on 
Hearts, to which is added a critical dissertation en Noses," second 
edition, London 1767 ; and " An Essay towards a Natural History of the 
Herring." Was a witty person, and is mentioned in John O'Keefie's 
"Recollections," vol. i., chap. viii. Was a member of the Corporation 
of Surgeons, London, and Surgeon of His Majesty's Navy, and possibly an 
Englishman. There is interesting information about the Shakespeare- 
Garrick Jubilee at Stratford-on-Avon, 1769, among his essays. Died in 
Mecklenburgh Street, Dublin, in or about April, 1805, aged 104 years. 
His " Essays and Poems " were printed by Eugene Swiney, father of J. M. 
Swiney (q.v.). 

DOHENY, MICHAEL. — One of the Nation poets in Young Ireland days. 
He was the third son of Michael Doheny, of Brookhill, and was born on 
May 22, 1805, at Btookhill, near Fethard, Co. Tipperary, and married a 
Miss O'Dwyer of that county. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in 
November, 1834. Became connected with the National movement in the 
forties, and wrote prose and verse to Nation over his initials, and signa^ 
ture of " Eiranach." He may also have been "A Tipperary Man," who 
wrote poems in the same paper between 1842 and 1848. Contributed 
letters to the Irish Tribune, 1848. Thomas Mooney states in his " History 
of Ireland " that Doheny was a Parliamentary reporter in Loudon in 
his early days. In 1849 he managed to escape to New York, after being 
hunted by the police for some time. He settled in the States, and 
became a lawyer and a soldier. On April 1, 1863, he died. very suddenly, 
and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, New York. Is best known as 
author of a small work, " The Felon's Track," New York, 1867, and of 
two beautiful poems, " Acushla gal Machree " and "The Outlaw's 

DOHERTY, AUSTIN. — Nathan Barlow, sketches in the retired life of a 
Lancashire butcher (in verse). Manchester, 1884, 8vo. 


DOHERTY, FRANCIS MALCOLM.— Legends and Poems, London, 1877, 
4to ; second series, London, 1888. 

Also published in 1878 a book entitled " Saunters in Social High- 
ways." Is a son of the Chief Justice, John Doherty, mentioned below, 
and was educated at T.C.D. Intended for the Church, but adopted no 
calling. He was offered Government appointments^ but refused them. 
Mr. Gladstone favourably reviewed his first volume of poems. 

DOHERTY, REY. JOHN. — Author of many poems in the Nation during the 
sixties and seventies, which T. D. Sullivan (q.v.) describes as " capital." 
They were signed " Policeman X." or " Z.," and were certainly amusing. 
He also wrote many articles for the paper, and for the " Dublin Review." 
He was a priest in London. 

DOHERTY, RIGHT HON. JOHN. — An eminent Irish lawyer and politician, 
who is said to have possessed a genuine poetical faculty. He was born 
about 1786, and was the son of an attorney named Hugh Doherty. He 
entered T.C.D. , and graduated B.A. in 1806; LL.D., 1814; and was 
called to the Irish Bar. In 1826 he became M.P. for Kilkenny; in 1827 
Solicitor-General, and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in 1830. He 
died in North Wales on Septemlber 8, 1850. Wills, in his " Irish 
Nation,'' vol. iv., p. 7, makes a eulogistic reference to his verses, and 
regrets that they were unpublished. 

DOLLARD, REY. JAMES BENJAMIN.— Irish Mist and Sunshine, poems 
and ballads. Toronto, 1902. 

Brother of succeeding writer, and born on August 31, 1872, in Co. 
Kilkenny. Was educated at the National School at Moonooin, and at 
College School, Kilmacow. In September, 1890, he left Ireland and 
went to Montreal, Canada, where he studied for the priesthood. He 
has written largely and well in prose and verse for many Irish and Irish- 
American journals and magazines, including the Gael (New York), 
Boston Pilot, Irish Catholic (Dublin), Waterford Star, Sunbeam (Mon- 
treal), often over the signature of " Slievenamon." 

DOLLARD, REY. WILLIAM. — ^Elder brother of preceding, and born in 
May, 1861, at Ballytarsney, Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny, and educated 
there, at Carrick-on-Suir, and St. John's College, Waterford. Went to 
St. John's, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1882, .and in 1884 was ordained 
there. He was pastor of St. Stephen's, St. John's, N.B. In Ireland 
he wrote many poems for the Munster Express and Waterford Citizen, 
and other poems have appeared in Boston Pilot, etc., over signature of 
" Exul." I think he died a few years ago. 

DONAHOE, DANIEL J. — Idyls of Israel, and other poems, New York, 
1888, 8vo; A Tent by the LaejG, and other poems, New York, 1889, 8vo; 
In Sheltered Wats, poems, Buffalo, New York, 1894, 16mo. 

Has also written " The Holy Maid of Trance," a sequence of eight 
idyls, a poetical narrative of the life of Joan of Arc, in the Springfield 
Sunday Bepublican, and is a contributor to many Irish-American 
periodicals, such as the Boston Pilot, Donahoe's Magazine (to whose 
proprietor he is not related), etc. He was born of Irish parents at 
Brimfield, Massachusetts, on February 27, 1858. He is well known as 
a lawyer in Connecticut, and has been a judge at Middletown, Connecticut, 
since 1883. He was admitted to the Bar in 1871. 

DONAHOE, THOMAS J.— Born in Middletown, Connecticut, July 4, 1862. 
Contributed poems from an early age to the papers, including Boston 
Pilot, Sartford Times, and the Connecticut Catholic. Is employed in a 


hardware factory in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He proposes to publish 
his verses in book form before long. 

DONEGAN, MICHAEL.— The Setting of the Sun; or, The Songs of Holy 
Ireland. Maryborough (Queen's County), 1872, 12mo. 
Was a farmer, of Clonmacnoise. Wrote also some political poems. 

DONLEYY, J. T.— Miscellaneous Poems. London, 1823, 12mo. 

Was a schoolmaster or tutor, and published some of his poems in the 
Irish Farmers' Journal. 

DONNELLY, A. — ^Religion Examined, a poem, second edition, Belfast, 1807, 
8vo; Dublin, 1813, 8vo ; 1815, 8vo ; Glasgow, 1818, 8vo. 

DONNELLY, ELEANOR C— Out of Sweet Solitude, poems, Philadelphia, • 
1873; The Legend of the Lost Beloved, and other poems, New York, 
1880 ; Hymns of the Sacred Heart, Philadelphia, 1882 ; The Conversion 
or St. Augustine, and other sacred poems, 1887; The Children of the 

Golden Sheaf, and other poems, ; Little Compliments of the 

Season, tiny rhymes for tiny readers, ; Our Birthday Bouquet, 

verses, ; Poems, edited, with an introduction by the Rev. D. J. 

M'Derniott, Philadelphia, 1892, 12mo; The Lost Christmas Tree, and 
other poems, Philadelphia, 1896, 16mo ; Amy's Music Box, and other 
stories and verses for children, Philadelphia, 1896, 16mo; A Tuscan 
Magdalen, and other legends and poems, Philadelphia, 1896, Svo ; 
Christian Carols of Love and Life, Philadelphia, 1898; The Rhyme 
OP Fhair Stephen, a legend, Philadelphia, 1898; A Garland of Festival 
Songs, — ; Domus Dei, verse, — . 

One of the foremost of the Catholic writers of America, and a most 
voluminous author. The above is probably an imperfect list of her 
poetical writings. She is of Irish parentage (the daughter of Dr. Philip 
Carroll Donnelly and Catherine Gavin), and was born in Philadelphia in 
1818, and is a sister of the succeeding writer, Ignatius Donnelly. She 
has written a great deal for the American journals, and has a considerable 
rank as a poetess. 

DONNELLY, IGNATIUS.— This well-known author of the Cryptogram theory 
of the Baconian authorship of Shakespeare's plays was born of Irish 
parents in Philadelphia on November 3, 1831. He was called to the 
Bar, and practised as a lawyer with success. Besides several works on 
the Baconian theory, he wrote various other books, and at the age of 
nineteen published a volume of poems, particulars of which I have not 
been able to obtain. He died January 2, 1901. 

DONNELLY, JAMES.— Born in Co. Fermanagh in 1824, and went to the 
United States of America when nineteen years old, settling in Boston, 
where he entered commercial life, and prospered well. He had consider- 
able poetical ability, and over the signatures of " Roger O'Hare," 
"Darby M'Keown,'' " Lanty the Flint" (and, it is said, "Barney 
Maglone"), wrote a good deal of verse for the Boston, Pilot, especially 
in the sixties. He also wrote over his own name, and his poems were 
widely quoted. His death occurred in Boston on October 20, 1868. He 
was appreciated for his powers of repartee. 

DONNELLY, P. — Love of Britain, with a pastoral view of her beauties, a 
poem in two cantos, with some lines on the revival of the Irish language. 
Dublin, 1824, Svo. 



DONNELLY, ROBERT.— Poems, Armagh, 1867; Poems, Belfast, 1872 (?), 
Svo; The Poetical Works of R. D. op Pohtadown, second edition, care- 
fully revised, embracing all his late productions, Portadown, 1882, 8vo. 
A native of Portadown, and, I believe, was a weaver. 

DONNELLY, WILLIAM M.— Born in Dublin about 1856, and died in New 
York City on February 23, 1885. He was a nephew of D. F. M'Carthy, 
and for a time held a clerkship in the Four Courts in his native city. 
Before leaving Ireland, in 1881, he had contributed a little to the Irish 
press ; and on settling in New York he obtained a place on the Sun, 
afterwards writing for the Telegram, and acting as New York correspon- 
dent of Texas Siftings. He wrote frequently in prose and verse over the 
signature of " Adsum." One of his poems, "An Incident of '98," is in 
several books of recitations. 

" DONOGHOE, J."— J. D.'s Visit to the Great Dublin Exhibition, 1853, 
described in verse in a, letter to his brother Dan. Edited by Blank 
Scribbler, second edition. Dublin, 1854, 12mo. 

DONOHO, THOMAS SETON.— Moena, and other poems. Washington, 
U.S.A., 1847, 12mo. 

Was known as " The Poet of Ivy Wall," and is referred ix) in Michael 
Cavanagh's " Memoirs of General T. F. Meagher," p. 385. 

DONOUGHUE, A. — An Essay on the Passions, and other poems. Shrews- 
bury, 1799, 8vo. 

The above, with " Juvenile Essays in Poetry," 1797, 8vo, has been 
attributed to a "J. Donoghue," by one authority. 

DONOYAN, DENIS.— See under O'Donovan, Denis. 

DONOYAN, HENRY.— Abel Kamar, an Eastern tale, verse. London 1821 
8vo. ' ' 

DORAN, CHARLES GUILFOYLE.— A Wicklow man, resident in Queens- 
town, Co. Cork. Has written a large number of poems for various 
periodicals in Ireland and America, over the signature of " The Galley 
Head Poet," and others. The Irishman, United Irishman, Cork Eerald, 
Cork Examiner, West Cork Eagle, are among the Irish papers in which 
his poems appeared. "A Jubilee Ode" by him, written in 1887, was 
printed in America, no Irish journal being extreme enough to take it. 
He was a man of splendid physique and noble appearance. He died on 
March 19, 1909, aged 74, leaving a widow and thirteen children. 

DORAN, JOHN, LL.D. — A distinguished historical and miscellaneous writer, 
born in London of Irish parentage on March 11, 1807. His father was 
a native of Drogheda, Co. Louth. The son was educated in London, 
and first became a private tutor, afterwards contributing to different 
papers, especially the Athenmum. About 1830 he sent a lot of poetical 
translations from French, German, Latin, and Italian authors to the 
Bath Journal. When only seventeen years old he had written a melo- 
drama, entitled " Justice; or. The Venetian Jew," which was produced 
on April 8, 1824, at the Surrey Theatre, South London. Having made 
literature his profession, he produced many useful works, such as " Their 
Majesties' Servants," " In and about Drury Lane," " Monarchs retired 
from Business," and " Memories of our Great Towns." He became 
editor of the Athenceum, and afterwards of Notes and Queries, and 
edited in 1858 " The Bentley Ballads," a collection of pieces which 
appeared in Bentley's Miscellany, among which are several of his own. 
The book passed through various editions. Dr. Doran died at Netting 
Hill on January 25, 1878, and was buried at Kensal Green. 


DORGAN, JOHN AYLMER (?).— Studies, poems, Philadelphia, 1862; 
second edition, 1864; third edition, 1866, 12mo. 

Referred to in Stedman's " Poets of America." Born in Philadelphia, 
of presumahly Irish family, on January 12, 1836 ; died there on January 
1, 1867. Contributed to the Atlantic Monthly. 

DORNAN, ROBERT.— Emancipation, a poem, addressed to the Earl of 
Fingal. Dublin (?), 1814, Svo. 

DORMER, . — The Decay oe Boss, a poem, . 

An early alumnus of Kilkenny College of this name wrote a poem with 
above title, but particulars are wanting. 

DORRIAN, PATRICK. — A County Down poet, and a contributor to various 
Northern papers, especially 'Belfast Weekly Examiner, to which he con- 
tributed over signature of "Delta." Died in February (?), 1891. 
Belonged to the Ards, Co. Down. 

DOUGLAS, BESSIE.— ExcELsioB, an ethical poetasm. Dublin, 1857, 16mo. 

DOUGLAS, JAMES. — Ode for the Coronation of King Edward the 
Seventh. London, 1902. 

A London journalist and critic, born in Belfast in 1869. He is the son 
of Robert Douglas, Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, and was for a time private 
secretary to the late Sir Edward Harland, M.P. He has written a good 
deal for Bookman, AthencBum, Star, and other journals, and is the 
author of several clever volumes. 

D'OULL, JAMES.— Lyrics and Sonnets. Dublin, 1875, Svo. 

Was a professor at the Marlborough Street Training College for 
Teachers in Dublin, and edited several school books. 

DOWD, J. LUELLA.— Wayside Leaves, New York, 1879, 16mo; Wind 
Flowers, Chicago, 1887, 16mo. 

Born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Married a Dr. H. H. Smith 
in 1875. Dowd appears to have been her maiden name. She has contri- 
buted largely to American papers and magazines. 

DOWDALL, REV. LAUNCELOT.— To the Memory op Hits Royal Highness 
The Prince Consort, a poem. London, 1862, Svo ; Ode on the Marriage 
of the Prince of Wales, 1863. 

B.A., T.C.D., 1S26; M.A., 1832. Born probably in Co. Tyrone early 
in the century, and first educated at Dungannon Royal School, of which 
his father was head master. Was rector of Bathfarnham, Co. Dublin, 
during his last years, and died early in October, 1886. 

contributor to Kottabos, and " Dublin Translations," 1890. Son of 
preceding, and a distinguished graduate of T.C.D. He edited some 
classical books, and officiates at Brighton. His hymns have appeared 
in Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette. 

DOWDEN, EDWARD, LL.D.— Poems. London, 1876, Svo. 

Born in Cork on May 3, 1843. Educated at T.C.D., where he graduated 
B.A., 1863; M.A., 1867; LL.D., 1872. Wrote verse for Kottabos. Is 
very well known as critic and biographer, and Professor of English 
Literature at Dublin University. He has written a goodly number of 
books about English and French literature, chief among which are his 
" Life of P. B. Shelley," and " Shakespeare : His Mind and Art." These 
are recognised as standard works, and Dr. Dowden holds a very high 


rank among contemporary writers. He has edited in a very scholarly 
manner many of the classical English writers. He married as his second 
wife Miss E. Dickenson West (q.v.) 

DOWE, WILLIAM.— A clever poet, horn in Cork about 1815, and died in 
the United States in 1891. He contributed from Glandore, Cork, various 
translations from Beranger and other poems to the Dublin University 
Magazine in the forties, and also wrote for the Nation, over signature of 
" Delta, Cork," Cork Examiner, Irish.Americait, etc. In the University 
Magazine for 1843 there are about thirty translations by him from 
Beranger, Horace, Dante, Hugo, Anacreon, Lamartine, Bion, Tasso, 
etc. ; and in the same periodical for 1844 there are a couple of articles 
on Beranger, comprising about a score of translations from that poet. 
He was preparing a volume of translations about this time, but does 
not appear to have published them in book form. About 1848 he went 
to America, and became a prominent journalist there. To Meagher's 
Irish News (1856-59) he wrote over signature of " Con Cregan." He was 
best known, however, as " Major Muskerry " of Mitchel's paper, the 
Irish Citizen (which died in 1872). The articles, signed by this 
name, were extremely clever, and were generally ascribed to John 
Mitchel himself. " In 1859," wrote the late Michael Cavanagh 
(g.D.) to the present writer, " he was just turned fifty, a quiet-looking, 
fair-compjexioned man, with light-brown hair, slighthly tinged with 
grey." Dowe married a sister of Dr. Shelton Mackenzie {q.v.). In 18.57 
he published in New York and London a pamphlet entitled " Junius 
Lord Chatham," an attempt to prove that Chatham wrote the famous 
" Letters of Junius." In his last years he was looked after by his surviv- 
ing brother-in-law, Mr. Sloan, and Captain James Mitchel. 

DOWLING, BARTHOLOMEW.— Born in Listowel, Co. Kerry, about 1823. 
Was taken to Canada by his parents while a boy, and received part of 
his education there. On the death of his father, his family retiu-ned to 
Ireland and settled in Limerick, which explains, doubtless, the general 
idea that the poet was a native of Limerick. His poems in the Nation 
were generally signed " The Southern," but his well-known " Brigade 
at Fontenoy " appeared in that journal with no signature attached, on 
May 17, 1845; his earliest poem, I believe, appearing a few months before 
— ^January 4, 1845. He went to Boulogne in 1848, it is said ; thence to 
Cork and Liverpool, and finally to America in 1851, but another account 
says that he emigrated direct to California in 1848, and became a miner. 
He next became a farmer at Crucita Valley, Contra Costo Co., where 
he entertained Mitchel, MoManus, and J. J. Shields when they visited 
that State. In 1858 he was appointed editor of jS'a?i Francisco Monitor, 
then recently founded. He was well acquainted with several languages, 
and always carried about with him a copy of Beranger, presented to him 
by Mitchel, and executed many translations from that poet for the 
Monitor. For this paper he wrote many sketches, poems, and stories. 
Previous to joining the paper, he had written, while a miner, a good 
deal of matter for the California Pioneer, over pseudonyms of "Hard 
Knocks," "The Southern," and especially "Masque." In Hayes' 
Ballads of Ireland," 1855, there are three poems by him, although only 
one of them, " The Brigade of Fontenoy, is known. His death was 
occasioned by a fall from a buggy, which broke his leg, and being in 
weak health at the time, he succumbed to his injuries on November 20, 
1863, in the fortieth year of his age, at St. Mary's Hospital, San Fran- 
cisco. The Superioress of this institution, who nursed him till his death, 
was the Rev. Mother Russell, sister of the late Lord Russell of Killowen, 
the eminent lawyer, and Father Mathew Russell, the poet and critic. In 


the St. Joseph's Union, San Francisco, where the article from which most 
of these facts are taken appeared in March, 1890, there was also a poem 
of his at the same time, stated to have never before been printed, and 
entitled "A Memory of Seville"; but in Young Ireland of August 11, 
1877, is almost an exact copy of it, under the title of " A Half-Forgotten 
Memory," and bearing the signature of "Henry C. Watson." 

DOWLING, EDWARD.— National Lyrics, words by E. D., melodies 
arranged by Charles Egan, Professor of the Harp. Dublin, 1826. 

DOWLING, REY. EDWARD.— Ode on the Coronation op His Most 
Gracious Majesty, King William the Fourth. London, 1831, 8vo. 

Presumably the E. Bowling who published in 1829 at Enfield, near 
London, a selection of poems by various authors, entitled " Fragments 
of the Lyre." 

DOWLING, FRANCIS. — A northern Irish poet, who is referred to in Adam 
Kidd's (q.v.) "Huron Chiefs and other Poems," Montreal, 1830, 12mo. 
Seems to have come from the same county (Derry) as Kidd, and was known 
as " Wrangleawee. " His name is stated to have been really Devlin. 

DOWLING, JEREMIAH J., M.D.— A native of Tipperary, born about 
1830, who wrote anonymous verse in Nation and Irish People. His well- 
known poem, " The Claddagh Boatman," appeared in Nation of March 4, 
1854. He died on December 3, 1906, aged 76. The Freeman's Journal 
of December 5, two days after his death, says he wrote the piece in 
Hayes' "Ballads of Ireland" which are signed " D. F. B." This is, I 
think, a mistake. See under John Cashel Hoey. 

operatic burlesque burletta in two acts (and" in verse), 12mo; Romeo and 
Juliet, an operatic burlesque burletta in one act (and in verse), 12mo ; 
and also Fair Rosamond, another dramatic piece. 

His " Othello Travestie " was produced in 1834 at Liverpool. He was 
the eldest son of William Dowling of Fulham, London, and was born in 
or about 1793. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in January, 1838, being 
then 45 years of age, and a resident of Liverpool. 

DOWLING, PENELOPE (?). — ^Wild Flowers gathered by a Wandering 
Pilgrim, etc. London, 1862, 8vo. 

DOWLING, RICHARD. — This well-known novelist was born in Clonmel, Co. 
Tipperary, on June 3, 1846, and was educated at schools in Clonmel, 
Waterford, and Limerick. He was intended for the legal profession, 
but drifted into journalism, joining the staff of the Nation, and editing 
for a time Dublin comic papers called Zozimus^ Yorick, and Ireland's 
Eye. In these journals he wrote a good deal of verse and prose. Pro- 
ceeding to London in 1874, he contributed poems and stories to Belgravia, 
London Society, and Tinsley's Magazine (1876-79). In the Waterford 
Citizen for 1864 he wrote poems over anagrams of his Christian and 
surname, as " H. C. Diarr," " .R. G. Wildon." For the Nation he wrote 
poems over signature of " Ained." He wrote one good novel, "The Mystery 
of Killard," and a great many other less excellent stories, and several 
volumes of amusing essays, one of them under the pseudonym of 
"Emmanuel Kink." He died in London on July 28, 1898. 

DOWLING, YINCENT.— A brilliant Irish journalist and wit, who in 1798 
kept the "Apollo" circulating library at No. 5 College Green, Dublin. 
He was a reporter, as then understood, and reported many of the 
speakers in the Irish Parliament from memory. He also wrote various 


political squibs in verse, especially against the Union. Among his 
published works are " Proceedings and Debates of the Parliament of 
Pimlico " (a satire on the Irish Parliament), and "The Olio, or Any- 
thingarian Miscellany" (in the second number of which appeared 
" Mary Le More " — see George Nugent Reynolds and Edward Rushton). 
After the Union he went to London, and became connected with the 
Times. He was a native of Queen's County, was born in or about 
1760, and died in London, March 29, 1825, aged G9. One of his sons was 
Sir James Cowling, an eminent colonial judge; another was Vincent 
George Dowling, author of "Fistiana " and founder of Bell's Life, the 
famous sporting paper. 

DOWLING, WILLIAM.— Brother of Bartholomew Dowling (q.v.). Born in 
Kingston, Upper Canada, and taken to Limerick by his mother after 
his father's death. After her decease he went to America, settling in 
San Francisco, where he is believed to have died some years ago. His 
poems are numerous, and were contributed to Californian papers and 

DOWNES, CAPT. . — All Vows Kept, a comedy in five acts, prose and 

verse. Dublin, 1733, 8vo. 

DOWNES, REY. GEORGE.— Dublin University Prize PoemSj with Spanish 
and German ballads. Dublin, 1824, 8vo. 

Author of various other works, including a translation of the tragedies 
of Sophocles, Dublin, 1822. Born in Dublin about 1790, and originally 
a. draper's assistant till Shackleton of Ballitore invited him to enter his 
school, whence he proceeded to a better one, and ultimately to T.C.D. in 
1812, graduating B.A. in 1814, and M.A. in 1823. Became M.R.I.A., 
and assisted Dr. Petrie in his work on "The Round Towers of Ireland." 
Died at Dalkey, Co. Dublin, August 23, 1846, and was buried at Ballitore, 
Co. Kildare. Poems of his will be found in Amulet for 1826 and 1828, 
and in Forr/et-me-Not for 1829-31. 

DOWNES, JOSEPH. — The Proud Shepherd's Tragedy, a scenic poem; to 
which are added Fragments op a Correspondence, and Poems (" edited" 
by J. D.), Edinburgh, 1823, 8vo. Also " The Mountain Decameron," 
3 vols., London, 1836, 12mo. 

Was a barrister, and published a reply to a speech by the Irish states- 
man, Rt. Hon. John Foster, first Baron Oriel, in London, 1799. 

DOWNES, WILLIAM MACNAMARA.— Original Poems and Songs, with 
notes, printed for the author, Limerick, 1833; Poems, Epistles, etc., 
Dublin, 1839, 8vo; Poetic Sketches, Dublin, 1842; Temperance 
Melodies for the Teetotallers op Ireland, 3rd edition, Cork, 1843, 8vo 
(the first edition was anonymous) ; The Exile, a poem in one canto, with 
notes, Kilrush, 1850. 

Edited and wrote for The Kilrush Magazine, and was a con- 
tributor of prose and verse to the Nation, his well-known ode on a 
painting of Father Mathew, beginning " Seize thy pencil, child 
of art," appearing anonymously in its columns on February 25, 1843, 
and being reprinted in various collections of Irish verse without a signa- 
ture. This has, however, been attributed to M. M'Donald Doyle (q.v.). 
Was a Clare man ; but I can discover no particulars about him except 
that he was a school-fellow of John Jackson (" Terry Driscoll ") at 
Kilrush, where he was probably born. See his "Poems," where there 
are pieces addressed to John O'Shea and John O'Donoghue, two brother 
poets (q.v.). There is a poem of his on a legendary theme in a selection 
of " Irish National Poetry, from the landing of the Milesians to the 


present time," published in Dublin and London in 1846. On March 18, 
1843, another poem ot his on Father Mathew was given in the Nation, 
in which paper, on May 18, 1844, the editor refers to " his delicate 
position," adding, " His secret is safe with us." 

DOWNEY, AUGUSTINE FRANCIS.— Born in Cork about 1865, and author 
of many poems in United Ireland, Shamrock, Young Ireland, and Tuam 
News, over noms de guerre of " Nobody " and " Diarmid O'Duibhne." Is 
represented in " Lays and Lyrics of the Pan-Celtic Society," Dublin, 1889. 
He is now a physician practising in England, and has published two or 
three medical and other books. 

DOWNEY, EDMUND.— Well known to present-day readers as " F. M. 
Allen," author of "Through Green Glasses," and several other amusing 
Irish books. Published several of his earlier as well as his latest works 
under his own name. Is the son of a shipowner and broker, and was 
born at Waterford in 1856. Educated in his native city, and went to 
London in 1878 (whither his cousin, Richard Dowling (q.v.), had preceded 
him), entering the ofiice of Tinsley, the publisher, and afterwards 
starting business on his own account. He is the author of some admir- 
able sea stories, novels of Irish life, etc., and contributed verse to Tinsley' s 
Magazine, Young Ireland, Pat, Time, Life, etc., and there are some rhymes 
in his " Brayhard " and " From the Green Bag." 

DOWNEY, JOSEPH.— A native of Co. Kildare who wrote a good deal of 
verse for the Shamrock and other Irish journals, generally over his 
initials, though sometimes over signature of " Shamrock." He was a 
grocer's assistant, and died on June 11, 1870, aged 24. A memorial was 
erected in Glasnevin over his grave, and has a quotation from one of his 
poems on it. 

DOWNEY, RICHARD.— Brother of Edmund Downey. Born in "Waterford 
in 1859. Was for a time a journalist in Sydney, New South Wales. A 
good many years ago he wrote much verse for Young Ireland, over signa- 
ture of " Muscadel," and to Time, Tinsley's Magazine, Judy, Belgravia, 
Funny Folks, All the Year Bound, and possibly Household Words, over 
his proper name. Contributed verse to other periodicals also. He died 
in Sydney in June, 1898. 

DOWNEY, THOMAS, R.N.— Naval Poems. London (?), 1813, 4to. 

DOWNING, DENIS J. — Irish Sport and Play, being a friend's memorial. 
Selections from the humorous writings of the late Denis J. Downing (" Dr. 
Dick ' '), Dublin, 1911, 12mo. 

A well-known sporting journalist of Dublin, who wrote for Sport and 
Evening Herald, etc., over signature of " Dr. Dick." He wrote many 
songs for pantomimes and for the Dublin Press, and several are included 
in above volume. He was a native of Co. Cork, and died in Dublin on 
June 17, 1909, aged 38. 

DOWNING, ELLEN MARY PATRICK,— Voices oe the Heart, edited by 
Most Rev. J. P. Leahy, Bishop of Dromore, Dublin, 1868; new and 
enlarged edition, revised by Dr. Leahy, Dublin, 1880, 12mo; Novenas 
AND Meditations, edited by the same, Dublin, 1879; Poems for Children, 
Dublin, 1881, 32mo. 

Born in Cork, March 19, 1828 ; died on January 27, 1869. One of the 
most notable of the Nation poetesses, who first wrote over her initials, 
" E. M. P. D.," and afterwards as "Mary." Disappointed in love, 
it is said, by one of the Young Irelanders, Joseph Brenan, she finally 


entered a convent, and became Sister Mary Alplionsus. She contributed 
poems to United Irixhinan (1848), to the Cork Macjazine, and to the Irish 
People (1863-5). A poem signed " Mary " is in Duffy's Hibernian 
Magazine (1864), and may be hers. 

DOWNING, GEORGE (?).— The Parthian Exile, a tragedy in five acts 
and in verse. Coventry, 1774, 12mo. 

Also a couple of comedies in prose, entitled "Newmarket; or, The 
Humours of the Turf," second edition, Coventry, 1774, 12mo, and " The 
Volunteers," 1780, 8vo. 

DOWNING, MARY. — Sckaps fkom the Mountains, and other poems, 
London, 1840, 8vo. 
Published above volume over signature of " Christahel." Was the 
eldest daughter of Daniel McCarthy, Esq., of Kilfadimore, near Ken- 
mare, Co. Kerry, and was probably born there about 1815. Wrote a 
large amount of verse for Cork Southern Reporter just previous to 1840 
over noms de guerre of "Christahel " and " Myrrha," and also for the 
Freeholder of Cork. Also wrote a poem or two in Dublin Citizen, vol. i., 
over signatures of " M. F. D." and " C '• * * 1." Dr. Karl Elze, who 
translated " The Grave of McCaura," her best known poem, into German, 
confused her with Harriet Downing. She married Mr. Washington 
Downing, brother of Mr. McCarthy Downing, some time M.P. for Cork, 
and died four years after him, in 1881. Her husband was a Parliamen- 
tary reporter for Daily News, and afterwards Roman correspondent of 
same. In 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Downing were living in Hilldrop Orescent, 
Camden Town, London, having removed there from Cumming Street, 
Pentonville. She assisted James Stephens to escape on one occasion, 
and also Michael Doheny. In Stephens' "Reminiscences" she is called 
" daribel " by mistake. 

DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN.— Songs of Action, London, 1898; Songs 
OF THE Road, London, 1911. 

This well-known writer, though iborn in Edinburgh (May 22, 1859), is of 
Irish blood, being the son (pf Charles A, Doyle, the artist, and hence 
nephew of Richard (" Dicky ") Doyle of Punch, and of Henry Doyle, 
R.H.A., and consequently the grandson of the famous cartoonist, John 
Doyle (" H. B."). He is, of course, known chiefly as the creator of 
"Sherlock Holmes," but his poems have occasional vigour. Some of 
them first appeared in the Daily Chronicle. His first volume of verse 
has gone through half-a-dozen editions. 

DOYLE, CHARLES ANTHONY.— An Irish-American journalist and poet, 
born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1867. Was taken to San Francisco while a 
child, and eventually became (1S88) editor of the Monit(jr of that city. 
He afterwards joined the staff of the Chronicle, and wrote largely for it 
and other papers of the Pacific coast. In 1891 he was appointed secre- 
tary of the San Francisco Post Ofiice, but resigned it to devote himself 
to literature. He has written for Donahoe's Magazine, and in 1888 
edited, in conjunction with the Rev. Denis 0. Crowley (q.v.), " A Chaplet 
of Verse by Calif ornian Catholic Writers," in which he is himself 
included. In 1894 he was about to publish a volume of verse. 

DOYLE, E. D'ALTON. — The Bhide of Roodesii; or, Persia's Peerless 
Roses, an Eastern poem. Carlow, 1879, 8vo. 
A blind man. 

DOYLE, £. L. — A constant contributor of verse to the yation over his initials 
during the fifties of last century. 


DOYLE, EDWARD.— Moody Moments, poems, New York, 1889; second 
edition, 1891. 

DOYLE, SIR FRANCIS HASTINGS, BART.— Miscellaneous Vehses, 
London, 1834, Svo; The Two Destinies, a poem, London, 1844, 8vo; 
Edipus, translated from Sophocles into English verse, London (?), 1849, 
16mo; The Duke's Funeral, a poem, London, 1852, Svo; The Return of 
THE Guards, and other poems, London, 1866, 8vo. Other works. 

Born in England on August 22, 1810, and was the son of Major-General 
Sir Francis Doyle, an Irish military officer. Educated at Eton and 
Oxford, and became Commissioner of Customs, and also Professor of 
Poetry at Oxford, succeeding Matthew Arnold in the post, and holding 
it from 1867 to 1877. He died in London on June 8, 1888. 

DOYLE, JAMES WARREN (Bishop of Kildare and Lelghlln).— A notable 
controversialist of O'Connell's time. Born near J^ew Ross, Co. Wexford, 
in autumn of 1786. Posthumous son of a jjoor farmer. After his eleva- 
tion to the Episcopacy, he wrote admirable letters on Catholic emancipa- 
tion over the signature of " J. K. L." (James of Kildare and Leighlin). 
Died near Carlow on June 16, 1834. Poems by him will be found in 
W. J. Fitzpatrick's " Life of Bishop Doyle," 1861, 

DOYLE, M. M'DONALD.- Moorland Music, poems. Wexford, 1833. 

He was evidently the M. M. Doyle referred to by W. M. Downes (q.v) in 
his " Poems." When the above volume was published Doyle was very 
young, and it caused some stir, resulting in his being appointed to a post 
in the G.P.O., Dublin. He also published a poem on the coronation of 
Queen Victoria, 1837. He was a Wexford man, and in an article by 
T. D. McGee, in the Boston Pilot, 1844, is referred to as " the young 
bard of Bannow." In that year he was still employed in the G.P.O. 
He was the young poet who is mentioned as welcoming Thomas Moore 
to Bannow in 1835. According to some local tradition, he was the real 
author of " Seize thy pencil, child of art," generally attributed to W. M. 
Downes (q.v.), which, it is said, first appeared in an Isle of Man paper 
called the Voice of the People. 

DOYLE, MARTIN.— The O'Mulliganiad ; or, The Views, Objects, and 
Motives of O'Sullivan, McGhee, and Todd detected and exposed, in 
three cantos. Wexford, 1836, Svo. 

Of New Ross. The poem is directed against well-known Protestant 
champions of its day. 

DOYLE MATTHEW.— Visitors to M. D., poems, Waterford, 1871, Svo; 
Second Series (with which is included " The Sunbeam," a review of 
reviewers, prose and verse, 130 pp.), Waterford, 1872, 8vo. 

DOYLE, MATTHEW.— Musings by the Barrow. Dublin, 1881, 12mo. 

DOYLE, MICHAEL.— Cause, a poem. London, 1889, Svo. 

DOYLE, REY. WILLIAM A. — The Litany op the Loretto, in a series of 
sonnets from the Italian of Pellegrino Salandri. Dublin, 1867. 

A Franciscan friar who had some reputation in Wexford as a poet 
and preacher. Born in the town of Wexford about 1820, he was educated 
at San Isidore, Rome, and lived there for some years. He wrote for 
Duffy's Hibernian Magazine, and died in his native town in 1867. 

DOYNE, PHILIP. — The Delivery of Jerusalem, translated from Tasso, in 
English verse, 1761, Svo; The Triumph of Parnassus, a poem on the 
birth of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Dublin, 1763, Svo;, a "canto on the Peace in Spenserian stanza, Dublin, 1763, Svo. 


Educated under Dr. John Lawson at Carlow School. He was the son 
and heir of Robert Doyne, M.P. for Co. Wexford, 174.5-60, and was born 
on March 20, 1733. Married, August 29, 1757, Lady Johanna Gore, 
elder daughter of the first Earl of Arraii. and died March 11, 1765. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1752. He is referred to in Delaoour's " Prospect of 
Poetry," and in Ball's " Ode to the River Slaney," written in 1771, and 
in the same poet's "Tears of the British Muses." In the first poem by 
Ball it is clearly implied that Doyne was born in the neighbourhood of 
the River Slaney. 

DREA, E. ¥. — ^A Waterford poet who wrote many poems between 1880-1895 
in Shamrock and other Irish papers over the signature of " Ned of the 
HiUs," and occasionally over his own name. He has recently published a 
small guide to Waterford. 

DRENNAN, JOHN SWANWICK, M.D.— Glendalloch, and other poems, 
second edition, Dublin, 1859, 8vo ; Poems and Sonnets, posthumous, 
London, 1895, 8vo. 

The first-named volume contains his father's poems, his brother's, and 
his own. Born probably in Dublin, in 1809, and was a son of the cele- 
brated poet of the United Irishmen. B.A., T.C.D., 1831; M.B., 1833; 
M.D., 1854. A few of his pieces appeared in the Nation over his initials, 
including " The Pair Irish Face," which appeared on July 12, 1845. A 
poem of his is in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra," 1879. Died on November 1, 

DRENNAN, WILLIAM, M.D. — Fugitive Pieces , in verse and prose, Belfast, 
1815, 16mo; The Eleotba, from the Greek of Sophocles, 1817, 8vo; Glen- 
dalloch, and other poems, second edition, Dublin, 1859, 8vo. 

In 1802 a poem entitled " Glendalloch " was published (Dublin?), which 
may have been hils. "Was the son of the Rev. Thomas Drennan, a 
Dissenting minister of Belfast, where he was born on May 23, 1754. He 
graduated M.A. at Glasgow University in 1771, and M.D. at Edinburgh 
in 1778. Settled first in Belfast and then in Dublin, and became con- 
nected with the United Irishmen, and wrote prose and verse for their 
journals. A good many of his poems will be found in Joshua Edkins' 
" Collection of Poems," Dublin, 1801, some of them not bping in the 
collected edition of his works, 1859. They were contributed to Edkins' 
work, and were not mere reprints. Drennan was prosecuted for sedition, 
but escaped punishment. He wrote several pamphlets and medical 
works, and died on February 5, 1820. He was the first to address Ireland 
as " 'The Emerald Isle," and was proud of the achievement. Was of 
diminutive stature, as his son tells us, and as a poem entitled " Orange, 
a political rhapsody " (by John Gilford (?), 1798) mentions. His "Wake 
of William Orr " was first printed in the Press of January 14, 1798, and 
dated " Ballymore, 1797." In the Poetical Begister for "1806 there are 
poems by him, and there are hymns of his in Aspland's collection of 
Unitarian hymns, 1810 

DRENNAN, WILLIAM (Jun.). — Glendalloch, and other poems, second 
edition. Dublin, 1859^ 8vo. 

His poems are collected in above volume. Some of them were contri- 
buted to the Nation, such as the famous ballad, " The Battle of Beal-an- 
atha-Buidhe," which appeared anonymously on June 10, 1843. He has 
often been confused with the preceding poet, his father, whose eldest 
son he was. He was born in Dublin in 1802; graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1823; 
admitted to' Gray's Inn iu May, 1824, and died in 1873. One of his' pieces 
in "Lyra Hibernica Sacra," 1879. 


DREW, REY. THOMAS, D.D.— A hymn writer. Born in Limerick in 1800. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1826; LL.D., 1841; M.A., B.D., and LL.D., 1842. Incum- 
bent of Christ Church, Belfast, 1833 ; Rector of Loughinisland, diocese 
of Down, 1857. Died in Dublin in 1870. His son, Sir Thomas Drew, 
R.H.A., was one of the leading Irish architects of the day, and his 
daughter. Miss Catherine Drew (who died in August, 1910), was a lady 
journalist engaged on the London Press, and authoress of some novels. 
He published some sermons, and is represented in " Lyra Hibernica 
Sacra." D. Connolly (q-v.) has a Rev. Thomas Drew in his collection 
of Irish poetry, and says he was born in Limerick iu 1800, and died in 
America in 1857. Can he have meant the Thomas Drew who published 
"The Campaign of 1856; Fremont Songs for the People," Boston 
(U.S.A.), 1856, 16mo? 

DRUITT, GEORGE.— Songs of Leisure Hours, Belfast, 18i36, 16mo ; The 
Emebald, poems, Belfast, 1842. 

David HerBison (q.v.) alludes to him in his first volume of poems. 

DRUMMOND, HAMILTON. — Sik Pildebrand, and other poems, iDubl(in, 
1882, 8vo ; Hebod, and other poems, London, 1893, 8vo. 
Author of several novels. A merchant of Dublin. 

DRUMMOND, REY. WILLIAM HAMILTON, D.D.— Juvenile Poems, by a 
student of the University of Glasgow, Belfast? 1795; Hibernia, a poem. 
Part I., Belfast, 1797, 8vo; The Man oe Age, a poem, 1798; The Battle 
OF Tkaealgab, a heroic poem, Belfast, 1806, 8vo ; The First Book op 
Lucretius, in verse, 1808, 8vo; 1809, 8vo; The Giant's Causeway, a 
poem, Belfast, 1811, 8vo; 1812, 8vo; Who are the Happy? a poem on the 
Christian Beatitudes, with other poems on sacred subjects, 1818; Clon- 
TARF, a poem, Dublin, 1822, 12mo; Bruce's Invasion of Ireland, a 
poem, Diublin, 1826, 12mo (the last three works anonymously) ; The 
Pleasures of Benevolence, a poem, London and Dublin, 1835, 12mo ; 
Elegiac Ballad on the Death op Princess Charlotte, 1817 (?), and 
Ancient Irish Minstrelsy, Dublin, 1852, 12mo (translations in verse 
from the old bards) ; The Preacher, a poem, published after his death, 
with some sermons and a biography by Rev. J. S. Porter. 

Born at Larne, Co. Antrim, August, 1778, and was the son of a 
surgeon. Was educated at Belfast Academy and Glasgow University. 
Was at first a tutor, but in 1800 became pastor of the Second Congrega^ 
tion in Belfast. Received the degree of D.D. in 1810 from Aberdeen 
University, and in 1815 took up his residence in Dublin. He wrote 
many sermons and essays of a controversial nature. Died in Dublin on 
October 16, 1865. His two sons, Rev. R. B. Drummond and Rev. James 
Drummond, are both distinguished divines. The poet's best known prose 
works are his " Life of Michael Servetus " (1848) and " Autobiography 
of A. H. Rowan," with additions (1840). 

DRUMMOND, WILLIAM HENRY, M.D.— The Habitant, and other French- 
Canadian poems, illustrated by F. S. Coburn, 1897 ; Johnny Corteau, 
and other poems, illustrated by the same. New York and London, 1901. 
A notable poet of French Canada, born on April 13, 1854, at Currawn 
House, Co. Leitrim, and died April 6, 1909. He was educated at 
O'Gorman's School, Newtownf orbes ; at Mohill Academy, Mohill, Oo. 
Leitrim; the High School, Montreal; and McGill University. He resided 
in Montreal, and was regarded as one of the chief Canadian poets, and 
his early death was regarded as a national calamity. 

DRURY, ANNA HARRIET ( ?) .— Annesley, and other poems, London, 1847, 
16mo; The First of May, a new version of a celebrated modern ballad, 
London, 1852, 8vo ; and various stories. 


DUBOIS, LADY DOROTHEA.— Poems on Sevebal Occasions, by a lady 
of quality (i.e., Lady D. D.), 1764, 8vo ; The Magnet, a musical enter- 
tainment, 1771, 8vo; The Divohce, a musical piece, 1772, 4to ; and The 
Haunted Gkove, ditto, not printed. Other A^■orks. 

She wa.s a natural daughter of the sixth Earl of Anglesey, and her 
whole life was one long dispute as to her rights as an Annesley. She 
was born in Ireland in 1728, and died in destitution in Grafton Street, 
Dublin, early in 1774. She rails at her unnatural father in the preface 
to her poems, and seems to have been very badly treated. 

DUBOURDIEU, CAPT. FRANCIS.— Wild Flowebs from Gebmant. Belfast, 
1850, 12mo. 

Of the Royal Hanoverian Engineers. A native of the north of Ireland, 
and possibly a son of the Rev. Mr. Dubourdieu of Lisburn, a, clergyman 
of Huguenot descent. 

DUCKETT, WILLIAM.— Poesies (by Louis I., the King of Bavaria), 
traduites par W. D. Paris, 1829, 12mo. 

Presumably the United Irishman of the same name, who was born in 
Killarney in 1768, and died in Paris in 1841. Wolfe Tone thought him 
a spy, but there is little doubt that he was wrong. He wrote odes 
between 1816 and 1821 on the deatli of Princess Charlotte, on Greek and 
South American independence, etc. His descendants have made reputa- 
tions in France. 

DUDLEY, M. E. (?.) — Juvenile Reseaechbs, etc., in prose . . . inter- 
spersed with various pieces of poetry by a sister (M. E. D. — the prose by 
her brother), London, 1836, 16mo; Emmet, the Irish Pliteiot, and 
other poems, London, 1836, 12mo. 

She lived in Millbank Street, Westminster, in 1836. 

DUFF, HENRIETTA A.— Fbagmenis op Verse. Belfast and London, 1880, 

Wrote several stories, and died of heart disease at Brighton, November 
14. 1879, aged 37. She was the daughter of a Captain N. Duif. 

DUFFERIN, LADY HELEN SELINA.— Lispings from Low Latitudes, a 
prose work, over pseudonym of '' Hon. Impulsia Gushington," London, 
1863, oblong 8vo ; To my dear Son, on his 21st Bibthday, verses, 
1861 (?), 4to, privately printed, ^vitli some verses by Tennyson on 
"Helen's Tower," Clandeboye ; Songs, Poems, and Vebses, edited by 
her son, the Marquis of Dufferin, London, 1894, 8vo ; A Selection of the 
Songs of Lady D., set to music by herself and others, edited by her son, 
London, 1895, 8vo. 

Well known as author of some beautiful Irish songs, as " I'm sitting 
on the Stile, Mary," "Terence's Farewell," "The Bay of Dublin," etc. 
Born in 1807, the daughter of Thomas Sheridan, and granddaughter of 
Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan. Died in London, June 13, 1867. Just 
before his death, she married the Earl of Gifford, and became a countess. 

OF). — Born in Florence, June, 1826. The sou of preceding, and the 
fourth Baron Dufferin. Educated at Eton and Oxford, but took 
no degree. He succeeded to his father's title in 1841, being 
then the Hon. Frederick Temple Blackwood. He had a very 
distinguished career as a diplomatist and statesman, and held the Vice- 
royalty of India and of Canada. Was a graceful orator and a very 
able writer. His best work, " Letters from High Latitudes," London, 
1857, 8vo, contains several poems of his. Created an earl in 1871, and 
marquis a few years later. He died in 1903. 



DUPFETT, THOMAS.— The Amorous Old Woman (?), comedy, anonymous, 
1674, 4to ; The Spanish Rogue, comedy in verse, 1674, 4to ; The Empress 
OP Morocco, farce, 1674, 4to ; The Mock Tempest, burlesque, 1675, 4to; 
Beauty's Triumph, a masque in verse, 1676, 4to; New Poems, Songs, 
Pbologues, and Epilogues . . . set by tlie most eminent musicians in 
town, London, '1676, 8vo; Psyche Debauched, comedy, 1678, 4to; 
Amixtor's Lamentatiox for C'eua's I'xkindness, a broad sheet ballad, 
no date. 

Was a milliner in the New Exchange, London. Thought to have been 
Irish, from the sound of his name and the fact that one of his songs is 
set to an Irish air. Samuel Lover, in his " Poems of Ireland," claims 
him as Irish. Nothing of note is known of his life. 

DUFFY, SIR CHARLES GAYAN.— Born in the town of Monaghan in 1816, 
and received a good education, although his family was not very 
prosperous. He was the fourth son of John Duffy of Monaghan. He was 
called to the Bar in 1842. While very young, he obtained the post of sub- 
editor of a Dublin paper, the Morning Register. Then he became editor 
and proprietor of the Belfast Vindicator, and in 1842 founded the Nation, 
in conjunction with Thomas Davis and John Blake Dillon. There can be 
no d<iubt now that Duffy was the most active spirit in this splendid ven- 
ture, having liad great journalistic experience. He was practical editor 
and manager of the paper from the start till 1855, when he emigrated 
to Australia. He was prosecuted again and again for articles in the 
yatiun, but always managed to escape the heaviest punishment. He 
wrote innumerable fine articles and a goodly number of poems, which 
rank high in Irish literg,ture. Most of them appeared over the signa- 
tures of "Ben Heder," " D.," " C. G. D.," "The O'Donnell," "The 
Black Northern," and some epigrams over those of " A Town Coun- 
cillor " and "An Operative," while a few were published anonymously. 
His generous encouragement of the Nniion poets has resulted in the endow- 
ment of Irish literature with a mass of admirable poetry. He entered 
Parliament in 1852, and greatly assisted the Tenant Right Movement. His 
departure for Australia aroused deep and widespread regret among his 
countrymen. In the colonies he made a speedy reputation, and in 1857 
was appointed Minister of Public Works, and became Prime Minister 
of Victoria in 1871, and twice afterwards, being knighted, after a pre- 
vious refusal, in 1873. He retired from public life some years before his 
death, which occurred in the South of France, February 9, 1903. He 
was married three times (his first wife dying in September, 1845, aged 
25), and had a numerous family. His worlds are few, but very valuable, 
on account of the first-hand knowledge he has brought to bear upon 
them, " Young Ireland" and " The Life of Thomas Davis" being the 
most important. He edited " Irish Ballad Poetry" in 1843, and had a 
hand in other volumes of Duffy's (the publisher's) National Library. 
Specimens of his poetry are given in nearly all Irish anthologies. 

DUFFY, JAMES OSCAR. — Lady Helen, a play — ; Hohenzollerin, a play 
(in collaboration with C. T. Brady). 
Born in Ireland, 1864, and now a lawyer in Philadelphia. 

DUFFY, ROBERT.— The Modern Titan, a poem, London, 1885, 8vo. 

DUGALL, GEORGE. — The Northern Cottage, Book I., and other poems, 
written partly in the dialect of the North of Ireland, Londonderry, 1824, 
8vo ; The Derriad, a poem, 18 — . 

He was probably a native of Deny. Was a schoolmaster at Newton 
Cunningham, Co. Donegal, for many years. He died about 1850. Robert 
Young (q.v.) wrote an elegy on him. Wrote over the signature of " The 
Schoolmaster at Home." 


DUGGAN, BERNARD.— One of the poets of '98, author of " Adieu to Erin's 
Flowery Vale," which, with another, is given in Madden's " Literary 
Remains of the United Irishmen," Dublin, 1888. Was an informer. 

DUIGAN, JAMES.— Poetical Tales, Dublin, 1816, 8vo. 

DUKE, ALEXANDER.— A Dublin Doctor's Doggerels, Dublin, 1890, 

Published over his initials only. A physician formerly practising in 
Dublin, and now in London, and the inventor of several surgical appli- 

DUNBAR, ROBERT NUGENT (?).— The Lament op Britannia, a poem 
on the death of H.R.H. Princess Charlotte, London, 1817, 8vo; The 
Obuisb; or, A Prospect of the West Indian Abchipblagoj (verse), 
London, 1835, "8vo; The Caraguin, a tale of the Antilles (verse), London, 
1837, 8vo ; Indian Hours; or. Passion and Pobtrt of the Tropics, 
London, 1839, 8vo ; The Nuptials of Barcelona, etc., a tale in verse, 
London, 1851, 12mo; Garibaldi at the Opera of Masaniello, new 
patriotic song, London, 1864, 8vo ; Beauties of Tropical Scenery; 
Lyrical Sketches and Love Songs, with notes, second edition, with 
additions, London, 1864, 8vo; third edition, with additions, London, 
1866, 8vo. 

Lived in the "West Indies for many years, and died in Paris in the 
summer of 1866. 

DUNBAR, T. J.— A Garland of Verse, Dublin, 1906. 
A Limerick man. 

DUNKIN, REY. WILLIAM, D.D.— Techethryambbla ; or, A Poem on P. 

Murphey, in Latin and English, Dublin, 1730, 8vo; The Lover's Web, 
a poem, etc., Dublin, 1734, 4to ; Epistola ad Pranciscum Bindontjm, 
etc., to which are added an ode to John, Earl of Orrery, and one to 
Mr. Pope, Dublin, 1741-50, 8vo ; Bceotia, a poem (" The Story of 
Daphne"), Dublin, 1747, 8vo ; The Bramin, an eclogue to E. Nugent, 
London, 1751, 4to ; An Ode on the Death of H.R.H. Frederick, Prince 
OF Wales, Dublin, 1752, 8vo ; An Epistle to the Right Hon. Philip, 
Earl of Chesterfield, to which are added Lawson's Obsequies, an 
eclogue, Dublin, 1759, 8vo; Select Poetical Works, Dublin, 1769-70, 
8vo; The Poetical Works of W. D., to which are added his Episij".bs 
TO THE Late Earl of Chesterfield, 2 vols., London, 1774, 4to. 

Born in Dublin about 1709. B.A., T.O.D., 1729; M.A., 1731; B.D. p.rd 
D.D., 1744. Was a, great friend of Dean Swift's, and was accounted by 
hin the best Latin poet in Ireland. He was Latin teacher at St. Michasl 
Ic Pole School, Dublin ; became master of Portora Royal School, Ennis- 
killen ; and died November 24, 1765. Is mentioned by Delaoour {q.v.) as 
an Irish poet in his "Epistle to the Earl of Shannon." 

DUNLOP, GEOFFREY.— In Lonely Dreaming, poems, Dublin, 1904; second 
edition, London, etc., 1906 

DUNLOP, REY. WILLIAM.— Born in 1768, at The Manse, near Limavady, 
Co. Derry, and educated there and at Glasgow University. Was ordained 
pastor of Badoney, Co. Tyrone, in 1789, having been licensed to preach 
the previous year. Was a fervent United Irishman, and wrote songs in 
support of their principles, probably in Anti-Union or Press. Was also 
a contributor to Dublin Evening Post. He was transferred to Strabane 
in 1798, and in 1810 became Moderator of the General Synod of Ulster. 
Died November 24, 1821. See Classon Porter's "Biographical Sketches 
of Irish Presbyterians," and A. A. Campbell's " Literary Notes on 


DUNN, NATHANIEL. — Satan Chained, a poem, second edition, New York, 
1876, 8vo. 

Possibly the N. J. Dunn who published in the same city, in 1884, 
" Vultures of Erin; a Tale of the Penal Laws." 

DUNNE, JACOB THOMPSON.— Tbabs on Parnassus, poems. 

Also published a prose work called " Horae Scientise." He was an 
excellent classical scholar. Born in or about 1798, near Cullinagh, 
Queen's County, where he taught school for many years. He wrote 
largely for the Ladies' and Farmers' Almanac, Belfast Almanac, 
Warren's Farmers' Almanac, Old Moore's, Nugent's, and Purdon's 
Farmers' Almanac. Died on October 30, 1830 (?), and was buried in 
Old Kilvane Churchyard. Patrick Carpenter, the Irish-American poet 
(q.v.), wrote in Boston Pilot " A Garland to the Memory of the late 
Jacob Thompson Dunne, mathematician, poet, and linguist, Mary- 
borough, Queen's County." 

DUNPHIE, CHARLES JAMES. — An admirable essayist and author of some 
graceful verses, which will be found in his several volumes of essays, viz., 
"Wildfire, a Collection of Erratic Essays," London, 1876; "Sweet 
Sleep," London, 1879; "The Chameleon," fugitive pieces, London, 1888. 
He wrote verse for the Belfast Vindicator of 1840, where his name was 
given as Dunphy, and contributed to the early Nation over the signa- 
tures of " T. CD." and " C. J. D." He was probably educated at 
Trinity College, Dublin. He was born in or about 1820, being the son of 
Michael Dunphy, of Fleet Street, Dublin, and Rathdowney, Queen's 
County. He had been connected with the London press for many years, 
and was London correspondent of the Belfast News Letter for a long 
period. He died in London, July 7, 1908, aged 88. His brother, Henry 
M. Dunphy, who died in 1888, was on the staii of the Morning Post for 
more than forty years, and he was himself connected with it for over half a 

DUNYILLE, SIR ROBERT GRIMSHAW.— The Voyage, etc., verse (for 
private circulation), Belfast, 1891. 

This writer is the well-known distiller of Belfast. He sensibly sup- 
pressed the above poem some time after its publication. He died 
August 17, 1910. 

" DUNWOODIE, DOMINICK."— See James Bryce. 

DURKAN, PATRICK FRANCIS.— National Poems, Tuam, 1862. 

Printed at office of Patriot. The author belonged to Swinford, Co. 
Mayo, and wrote verse for papers over signature of " Swinford Boy." 
He was doubtless the P. F. Durkan who went to U.S.A. many years ago, 
and was a professor at a college in Scranton, Pa., where he died early in 
November, 1910. One of his pieces is in R. J. Kelly's selection of Irish 
poetry, published by the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland. A Poor-Law 
Guardian of the same name died at Swinford, December 29, 1893. 

DUYAL, CHARLES H. — A well-known entertainer, son of Charles 
Allen Duval, a clever Irish painter. Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, 
has been given as his birth-place. He travelled over various parts of the 
world with his entertainment called " Odds and Ends," and was drowned 
during a voyage home, in the Red Sea, on February 23, 1889. He wrote 
a good many songs, Irish and otherwise. 

DUTAL, JOHN EDWARD. — The Pateiot's Love, and other poems, by the 
author of " The Battle of Navarino," a poem, Dublin, 1828, 8vo. 


DWYER, ANTHONY.— The Clubists ; or, A Pictuee of the Times (anony- 
mously), Dublin, 1793, 8vo. 

Lived at 99 Grafton Street, Dublin. Mrs. Battier (q.v.) reveals his 
identity in one of her poems. The above work was dedicated to Arthur 
Wolfe, afterwards Lord Kilwarden, Sch. T.C.D., 17B2 ; B.A., 1764. He 
may have been identical with the following writer, as the latter's works 
are sometimes attributed to him. 

DWYER, P. W. — The Shield op the United Kingdom of Ghbat Beitain 
AND Ibeland, a poem, 1803, 4to ; The Soldieks of Fortbnb, a comedy, 
1803, 8vo. 



^. — See George W. Russell. 

E., A. — Rhymes, privately printed. Newry, 8vo, 1831. 
Can this volume 'b"e by Anne Elliot (q.v.)? 

EAGAR, REY. ALEXANDER RICHARD, D.D.— Peomhtheus and other 
Poems. Dublin^ 1877, 8vo. 

A contributor to Kottabos, and B.A., T.C.D., 1876; B.D., 1879. Was 
Vicar of Manaccan, diocese of Truro, Cornwall. Son of Francis McGilli- 
cuddy Eagar of Limerick. Died December 1, 1909, aged 53. Edited a 
collection of patriotic English poems. 

EARLS, REY. MICHAEL J.— Of Irish Catholic parentage, and born at 
Southbridge, Mass., U.S.A., October 2, 1873. Was educated there, and 
at St. Joseph's College, New Brunswick (N.S.), and at Holy Cross 
College, Worcester, Mass. Edited the college paper, the Purple, while 
at latter place. He has written much verse tor the Messenger of the 
Sacred Heart (New York), the Bosary (New York), the Angelus (Cincin- 
nati), Boston Pilot, Ave Maria (Indiana), and various other journals, hi.s 
dialect verse being specially commended. 

ECCLES, CHARLOTTE O'CONOR.— A prominent lady journalist in 
London, and engaged on various important papers. She was a daughter 
of the late Alexander O'Conor Eccles, J. P., I^allingard House, Co. 
Roscommon, and contributed poems to IrisH Monthly and other 
periodicals. She wrote many short stories and sketches of merit, 
and, besides translating some Continental fiction, published in 1897 a 
very clever and witty novel. " The Rejuvenation of Miss Semaphore," 
under the pseudonym of "Hal Godfrey." Her subsequent volume, 
"Aliens of the West," gives one of the best and truest pictures of Irish 
life ever written. Several poems by her are in Orby Shipley's " Carmina 
Mariana." She died on June 15, 1911, deeply regretted by all who knew 

ECHLIN, DAYID (?). — Ova Paschalia D. Echlini (in verse, MS. notes in 
British Museum copy), Parisiis, 1602, 4to; L' Adieu au Monde... Aveo unb 
PRiEBE POUR LEURs sAOREES Majestes (verse), Londres, 1627, 4to; Echlin, 
PAR le Grace de DiEtj, resuscitb, avec la paraphrase latine par 
l'autheur mesmb, Londres, 1628, 4to ; funbrb chabissim.s; 
CASUS sim;bqub conjugio Philibbrijs Lombat^, etc., London, 1629, 4to; 
Somnium D. Echlini ad Carolum...Magnb Britanni^e Regem (verse), 
London, 1629, 4to; Carolides, ad Patrem Carolum Magne Britanni.*;... 
Regem, a panegyric in verse, Londini, 1630, 4to. 

EDGEWORTH, FRANCIS BEAUFORT.— Saul, a poem, 1825, 8vo. 

Son of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, by his fourth wife, and father of 
the present Professor F. Y. Edgeworth, the eminent mathematician and 
economist. He is mentioned in Carlyle's " Life of John Sterling." Died 
in Dublin on October 11, 1846, aged 37. 

EDGEWORTH, MARIA. — Comic Dramas in Three Acts, London, .1817, 
12mo ; second edition, London, 1817, 12mo ; Dramas and Dialogues 
(anonymous), by M. E., etc., 1860, 8vo; and many stories. 

This distinguished writer composed many pieces of verse, most of which 
will be found in the above-mentioned works. She is included in Samuel 


Lover's " Poems of Ireland," Hercules Ellis's " Songs of Ireland," etc. 
She was born in Oxfordshire on January 1, 1767, her father being an 
ingenious inventor and educational writer named Richard Lovell Edge- 
worth, of Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford. Her writings are very 
numerous and excellent, and her "Popular Tales," "Castle Rackrent," 
etc., etc., have not yet lost their popularity. Her life was comparatively 
uneventful, and she never married. Her death occurerd on May 22, 1849. 

EDGEWORTH, MISS TEMPLE.— Metzucal Tales and Romances, in verse, 
containing Alphonso and Clementina; Don John, etc., London, 1809, 
12mo ; The Mystekioits Shriek ; or, Alexandek akd Lavinia, a metrical 
tale. Also the ancient story of Plato and Peoserpine, and Cupid's 
Delirium, from the Greek, London, 1809, 12mo. 

EDKINS, JOSHUA. — A Collection of Poems, Mostly Original, by several 
hands, edited by J. E., 2 vols., Dublin, 1789-90, 8vo ; A Collection op 
Poems by Different Hands, Dublin, 1801, 8vo. 

To the latter he may have contributed some of the anonymous pieces. 
He was " Keeper of the Dublin Library of Curiosities " — according to a 
note in " Orange, a Political Rhapsody," in three cantos, 1798, probably 
written by John Giffard (q.v.). His 1801 volume is notable as being an 
anthology of poems by Irish writers, including twenty-six pieces by Dr. 
William Drennan, and others by William Preston, " Fighting " Fitz- 
gerald, R. Shackleton, Daniel Steuart, T. Robertson, Charles Graydon, 
William Ball, W. O'B. Lardner, etc. 

EDWARDS, ANNA MARIA. — ^Poems on Various Subjects (The Enchantress, 
a favourite musical entertainment), 2 parts, Dublin, 1787, 12mo. 

May have bpen of Welsh origin, as there are many Welsh subscribers 
to her volumes ; but was born in Ireland, as she says the Liffey was her 
natal river, in one of her poems (page 8o). Wrote patriotic Irish verse. 
Was author of a novel, and refers to it in her volume. 

EDWARDS, LIEUT.-COL. JOHN.— The Patriot Soldier, a poem, Notting- 
ham, 1784, 4to; Kathleen, a ballad from ancient Irish tradition, 
London (?), 1808, 4to; and Abradates and Panthea, a tragedy, London, 
1808, 8vo. 

Also, " The Interests of Ireland," a prose work, London, 1815, etc. 
Born in 1751, probably at Old Court, Co. Wicklow, and died there in 1822. 
Became a lieutenant-colonel in the Irish Volunteers. Was he the author 
of ' ' The Patriot Soldier ' ' included among anonymous pieces ? 

EDWARDS, OSWALD.— An Elegiac Poem, being an attempt to delineate the 
late Rev. John Wesley's chcaracter, with notes ... to which is annexed 
an elegy inscribed to the memory of Mr. Samuel Pyke. Dublin, 1791, 

His book was sold at his own address (Dopping's Court, Golden Lane, 

EG AN, EDWARD.— King's County Couplets. Parsonstown, 1892, 4to. 

A thin book, in paper covers. He was born in King's County on 
August 9, 1858, and lived in Australia for some years. He wrote various 
poems for the Press of his native county, where he probably still lives. 

EGAN, MAURICE FRANCIS.— Preludes, Philadelphia, 1880, 8vo; Songb 
AND Sonnets by M. F. E., and Carmina by C. B. Pallen, London, 1885, 
8vo; A Garden of Roses, 1886; Songs and Sonnets, and other poems, 
Chicago, 1892, 16mo; Songo a\d Sonnets, London, 1895. 


Bom at Philadelphia, Pa., on May 24, 18o2. Educated at La Salle 
College, Philadelphia, and at Greorgetown College, Washington, at which 
last he graduated M.A., and in 1889 LL.D. AVas for some time Professor 
of English Literature in LTniversity of Notre Dame, Indiana, and held 
the same position in the Catholic University of Washington., D.C, until 
his appointment to the American Consulship at Copenhagen. After 
completing his education in La Salle College and Greorgetown College 
(D.C), he studied law for a while, but was attracted to literature. He 
has written for Catholic World (New York) for many years, and there 
are few leading journals in the States to which he has not contributed, 
or in which his writings have not been reprinted. His father was a 
Tipperary man. He has published several works on literature, besides 
his various volumes of verse and his stories, and is in all the American 
anthologies. He has written some anonymous novels, suth as " That Girl 
of Mine," etc. Has been successively editor of M'Gee's Illustrated 
Weekly, Catholic Meview, and New York Freeman's Journal (1881 to 
1888). " Stories of Duty " and "The Life around Us " are collections of 
moral tales by him. 

EGAN, PATRICK.— Born in Lowell (Mass.), on March 14, 1837, and educated 
in the public schools of that town, and at Holy Cross College, Worcester 
(Mass.). Called 1>o the Bar in 1865. He wrote various poems for the 
Boston Pilot, and died on May 26, 1869. 

EGAN, PIERCE. — Life in London, Tom and Jerry — Songs, parodies, etc., 
introduced in the new burletta, London, 1822, 8vo (this was Egan's own 
version, others being unauthorised); The Show Folks, in verse, embel- 
lished with nine designs on wood by T. Lane, etc., London, 1831, 12mo; 
Mathbw's Comic Annual; or. The Snupf-Box and the Lbetel BikDj an 
original humorous poem by P. E., London, 1831, 12mo. 

There is a good deal of verse scattered throughout his works, such as 
" Life in London; or, Tommy and Jerry," 1821. He was of Irish origin, 
and was perhaps born in Ireland, 1772. He was married in 1813, after he 
had secured a position as a sporting reporter. He wrote a very large 
number of works, including " Boxiana," and was the founder of the paper 
called Bell's Life, and died at his house in Pentonville, London, on August 
3, 1849, aged 77. His eldest son, Pierce, was a clever novelist and artist, 
and died on July 6, 1880, aged 66. 

EGAN, THOMAS SELBY.— Don Carlos, Infant of Spain, translated from 
the German of Schiller, 1867, 8vo ; Atta Troll and other Poems, trans- 
lated from Heine, etc., 1867, 8vo ; Ltjdwig Borne, abridged and translated 
from Heine, 1881, 8vo. 

EIFFE, P. — The Battle of Clontarf, an historical poem, and other poems. 
Dublin, 1830, 8vo. 
Educated at Clongowes Wood College. 

" EIRIONNACH."— See George Sigerson, M.D. 

ELLIOT, ANNE. — The Heart'Is Ease, poems, Armagh, 1837, 16mo; another 
edition, Exeter, 1841, 16mo ; Serious Thoughts in Prose and Poetry, 
London, Exeter, 1841, 16mo. 
See B., A. 

ELLIOTT, ROBERT. — Poems by the late Matthew Johnson. Dublin, 1910. 

Most of this volume appeared in Sinn Fein. The author's full name 

was Robert Matthew Johnson Elliott, and the poems attracted some 

attention at the time. He also wrote an interesting volume on " Art in 


Ireland," " Hi-you," and other things, and died March 24, 1910, aged 47. 
He had spent much of his life at sea, and had studied art in his later 
ELLIOT, THOMAS.— Dome Lays and Attic Chimes. Ulasgow, 1836, 12mo. 
Born at Bally-ho-bridge, Co. Fermanagh, on December 22, 1820, being 
the son of a shoemaker. Was sent to school at the age of five, and at 
fifteen was apprenticed to his father. In 1836 he and his family removed 
to Belfast, and thence he went to Glasgow, where he settled. He wrote 
for the Ulster Magazine, of Belfast, in the sixties. He began to write 
verse in 1842, and is included in several Scottish anthologies. I have not 
been able to trace his death. 

ELLIS, HERCULES.— The Rhyme Book, London, 18ol, 8vo; and edited 
Romances and Ballads op Ireland, Dublin, 1850, 12mo ; and Songs op 
Ireland, second series (edited by him), Dublin, 1849, 12mo. 

Both the latter collections contain a large number of his own poems, all 
given anonymously. " The Khyme Book " is a collected edition of all his 
own pieces, and he claims originality for them. One of them — " Songs " 
— has been attributed to Dermody by various editors of Irish anthologies 
by mistake, owing to the way it is placed in " Songs of Ireland," next to 
a piece by Dermody. " The Rhyme Book " is a massive work of 800 pages, 
and every page has a designed border. Ellis sent it to the great Exhibi- 
tion of 1851, and evidently expected his poetry to be commended ; but the 
matter-of-fact jurors took note only of the " get-up " of the book, and 
thereby offended the poet, who carried on a wordy correspondence with 
them. Their letter to him was addressed, to his deep disgust, " To Mr. 
Hercules Ellis, bookbinder." He was born in Dublin about 1810; 
graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1828; M.A,, 1832; and died on August 29, 1879, 
and was buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, in the family grave. 
In 1844 he piublished anonymously in Dublin a pamphlet entitled 
" Memoranda of Irish Matters," in which he endeavoured to prove that 
George Nugent Reynolds, and not Campbell, was the true author of " The 
Exile of Erin." In the appendix to Barry's " Songs of Ireland " he also 
puts forward this idea, but Barry afterwards regretted allowing him to 
take up space for such a purpose. Ellis contributed a poem or two to 
Kottabos in his later years. He was a barrister by profession. 

ELRINGTON, CLEMENT C. (?).— Alfred the Great, a poem addressed to 
the youth of Australia ; Carthage, etc. , Goulburn, 1853, 8vo. 

ELRINGTON, STEPHEN NOLAN.— Original Poems and Lyrics, DuMin, 
1853, 8vo; second edition, Dublin, 1856, 8vo; Armeniiis and other Poems- 
and Lyrics, Dublin, 1876, 8vo. 

His real name was Nolan, and he was originally a Catholic, but he 
called himself Elrington after he became a Protestant. He was probably 
the poet who signed himself " S. N." in the Celt, 1857-58. He was born 
in Dublin in or about 1820, and became a barrister, and eventually 
librarian of King's Inn Library, Dublin, which post he held 
at the time of his death, April 21, 1890, at the age of 70. 
He was connected with Saunder's News Letter, Dublin, in early life. 
Wrote a number of songs, and contributed verse to Nation (probably), 
and certainly to Duffy's Fireside Magazine (1851-54), Irish National 
Magazine (1846), and Irish Metropolitan Magazine (1857-58). In Duffy's 
Fireside Magazine and Irish National Magazine he signed himself 
" S. N. E., jun." He contributed to English periodicals also. 

EMERSON, RUTHYEN.— L.4YS of the Deep. 

Lived at Rostvevor, but was perhaps a Tyrone man. I have never seen 
his volume, and cannot giro the date of its publication. 


EMMET, CHRISTOPHER TEMPLE.— Was the elder brother of Robert and 
Thomas Addis Emmet, and was born in Cork in 1761. He married in 
1781 the eldest daughter of Robert Temple, and niece of Sir John 
Temple, and died in February, 1788. He left one daughter, her mother 
dying shortly after him. Sch., T.C.D., 1778; B.A., 1780. He was a 
barrister of great ability, a most eloquent speaker, and wrote various 
poems. He is represented in Edkins' collection of 1789-9D, and was the 
author of "The t)ecree " (published about 1778), an allegory in thirty- 
two stanzas, addressed to Lord Buckingham, Viceroy of Ireland. See 
Moore's "Diary," vol. vi., pp. 133-4. 

EMMET, J. K. — Born of Irish parents in St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A., on March 
13, 1841, and was educated at a military school. He studied drawing 
for a time, but gave it up and went on the stage, where he achieved 
great success. He was well known all over the States as an admirable 
actor. Besides some dramas, he wrote poems and songs, among the 
latter being "The Mocking Bird," "Sweet Violets," "Love is a 
Flower," etc. He died on June 15, 1891, at Cornwall, New York. 

EMMET, ROBERT. — This famous patriot wrote some poems, specimens of 
which will be found in Dr. Madden's " Literary Remains of the United 
Irishmen " and " Lives of the United Irishmen." Dr. Madden suggests 
that Emmet was " Trebor " (his Christian name written backwards) of 
the Anti-Union and Press, 1798, over which various verses were 
published. He was born in Dublin in 1778, and educated at several 
private schools, and at T.C.D. Was executed on 20th of September, 
1803, for attempting to create an Irish republic. See his "Life " by 
present writer. 

ENGLAND, MOST REV. JOHN, D.D. (Bishop of Carolina and Georgia, 
U.S.A.). — There is a song by him in Nation, July 15, 1854, and he 
wrote various other poems of merit. Born in Cork on September 23, 
1786; and died at Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.. on April 11, 1842. 
Was noted for his learning, and for his wonderful activity in his duties. 
His works were published in five volumes at Baltimore, 1849. 

ENGLISH, JAMES R.— A Visit to the Muse, verse. Belfast, 1830, 18mo. 

ENSOR, GEORGE. — ^Russian Despotism, a tragedy in five acts and in verse. 
Dublin, 1879, 12mo. 

ESMOND, HENRY.— HiBBKNiA Pacata, a poem. London, 1886, folio sheet. 
Lived at Hampstead, London. 

BTTINGSALL, THOMAS.— A witty and clever writer, who contributed 
various Irish sketches to the Irish Penny Journal, the Dublin Penny 
Journal, and some poems to the Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, 
and Literature, 1842-3. His "Darby Doyle's Voyage to Quebec" 
(given in the present writer's "Humour of Ireland") has often 
been attributed to Samuel Lover. He collaborated with H. B. 
Code (q.v.) in his " Angling Excursions," and was the " Geoffrey Grey- 
drake " of that work. There is a lengthy poem of his in it on the 
various flies, etc., used for angling. He kept a fishing-tackle establish- 
ment on Wood Quay, Dublin, at that time (1824), but seems to have 
removed it to Cork Hill afterwards. He was born towards the close 
of last century, and died (in poverty, it is said) about 1850. His 


" Captain Dempscy, the Hermit of Dublin," appeared in the Dublin 
Penny Journal. 

EURY CATHERINE.— Authoress of various poems, one of them being 
in Samuel Whyte's "Poems," 1795. She was a Miss Chamber- 
lains, sister of Rev. Walter Chamberlaine (q-V.) and JSlrs. Frances 
Sheridan, and married a linen merchant. She died in 1795. 

EUSDEN, REV. LAURENCE.— This poet, born about September, 1688, 
notable in his day, and Poet Laureate of England from 1718, was prob- 
ably connected with Ireland in some way, and in " A New and General 
Biographical Dictionary" (London, 12 vols., 1761), it is stated that he 
was born in Ireland. But there is no verification of the assertion. He 
died at Conesby, Lincolnshire, September 27, 1730. He published many 
volumes of verse, but in view of the doubt as to his Irish origin, I do not 
give them here. " The Dictionary of National Biography ' ' gives a good 
notice of his career and writings. 

EUSTACE, REY. JOHN CHETWODE. — Ax Elegy to the Memory of the 
Right Hon. E. Burke, 1797, 4to. 

Born in Ireland in or about 1762. Was educated partly at Sedgely 
Park School, a Catholic seminary, in Staffordshire, and, it would appear, 
became a monk. He was censured by Bishop Milner for some of his 
unorthodox views. He afterwards repented, however. Died at Naples 
on August 1, 1815, aged 52. Wrote one or two valuable works, such 
as his "Classical Tour through Italy," 1813, and left a poem on "The 
Culture of the Youthful Mind " unfinished at his death. 

EYANS, MARGARET.— Poems. Paris (privately printed), 1834, 12mo. 

She was the wife of George Evans, M.P. for Co. Dublin, and lived at 
Portrane, near Dublin. The volume is dedicated to her daughter, Mrs. 

EYANS, REV. ROBERT MAUNSELL.— Maltravers, a fragment of an 
historical tale, and other poems. Dublin, 1829, 8vo. 

Was the son of Eyre Evans, of Ash Hill, Co. Limerick, to whom his 
poems are dedicated, and presumably rdlated to Eyre Evans Crowe 
(q.v.). Was presumably the Archdeacon of Cloyne of the name, for 
whom see Cork Journal of Archmology, etc., vol. iii., p. 206. 

EYANS, REY. THOMAS EDWARD.— The Pyramids of Egypt, a prose 
poem, and other poetical pieces. London and Cork, 1837, 12mo. 

Also a religious prose work in 1866. Born in Cork, and about 1837 
was a clergyman at Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. 

EYANSON, RICHARD TONSON.— Nature and Art; or, Reminiscences of 
the International Exhibition, opened in London on May 1, 1862; a 
poem, with occasional verses and elegiac stanzas. London, 1868, 8vo. 

Probably a Cork man. There was a Dr. Richard T. Evanson, a con- 
temporary medical writer, who may have been the above writer. 

EYATT, ANNE. — ^An Address from Ireland to Englakd, a poeni on the 
lamented death of H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte. Dublin, 1818, 12mo. 
Lived at No. 4 Grafton Street, Dublin. 

EWENS, E. W. — ^An Orange poet, represented by some pieces in the 
" Boyne Book of Poetry and Song." Downpatrick, 1859, edited by Wm. 


EWING, THOMAS JOHN. — A Collapsed Programme, and The Platform 
Chief's Reflections on Past Errors, and Plans for a New Start, etc., 
in verse. London, 1878, 8vo. 

This is a satire against W. E. Gladstone. The author also wrote and 
published a couple of political works in prose. B.A., T.C.D., 1856; 
M.A., 1868. He was the son of Rev. Wm. Ewing, Vicar of Donegal, 
and died March 17, 1906, at Leamington, aged 83. 


P., L. N. — See Elleu Fitzsimon. 

FAGAN, CHARLES GREGORY. — A clevei- contributor of verse to the 
Oxford Magazine, etc. His imitation of Chaucer is in " Echoes fi-om the 
Oxford Magazine," 1890. He was the fourth son of Rev. Henry Stuart 
Fagan (a writer on Irish topics, and rector of Great Cressingham, 
Norfolk, who died in 1890), and was educated chiefly at Oxford Univer- 
sity, where he matriculated on February 22, 1878, aged 18; B.A., 1882, 
Went to India in 1884, and died there on August 8, 1885. 

FAGAN, JAMES BERNARD.— The Peayer or the Sword, a play in verse, 
London, 1904. 

Son of Sir John Fagan, Inspector of Irish Reformatories. Author jof 
other plays, some of them very successful. Was born on May 18, 1873, 
and was educated at Clongowes Wood College, and Trinity College, Oxford. 
Was on the stage for a time. 

FAGAN, THOMAS. — A translator of German songs into English, and an 
excellent singer. Was Registrar of the Bankruptcy Court in Dublin, 
and died in 1883. W. J. Fitzpatrick refers to his poems in his book on 
, Glasnevin Cemetery, p. 109. 

FAHY, FRANCIS ARTHUR.— Irish Songs and Poems, Dublin, 1887, 8vo. 
Born at Kinvara, Co. Galway, on September 29, 1854, and entered 
the Civil Service (Board of Trade Department) in 1873. He has 
resided in London since that date, and has taken a large share in many 
Irish movements, having been one of the leading members of the South- 
wark Irish Literary Club and the Irish Literary Society. He was 
President of the li)ndon Gaelic League for some years. His poetical 
gifts were shown early, and in 1870 he wrote a play called " The Last 
of the O'Learys," which was played in his native town. On December 
24 of the same year, his first printed poem appeared in the Nation, and 
to that paper and Weehly News, United Ireland, Shamrock, Younn 
Ireland, Irish Fireside, and Weekly Freeman, all his subsequent poems 
of importance have been contributed, usually over the well-remembered 
signature of "DreoUin." He is justly considered one of the 
raciest of Irish poets, and a humourist of the first water. Collaborated 
with the present writer in a work on the Irish memories of London, 
entitled " Ireland in London," and published in Dublin, 1889. He 
also wrote a short history of Ireland in rhyme, and compiled an admir- 
able song book in three parts for children. An article on his life and 
writings appeared in the Nation of December 29, 1888. In recent years 
many of his delightful lyrics have been set to music by Mrs. Needham, 
Battison Haynes, etc., and are widely and deservedly popular. The 
author of the delicious " Ould Plaid Shawl," "The Irish Lullaby," and 
so many other admirable songs, has a remarkable lyrical gift. His 
most famous poem, "The Ould Plaid Shawl," appeared in Shamrock for 
April 2S, 1885. Other pieces appeared in the same periodical in that 

" FALCONER, EDMUND,"— See O'Rourke, Edmond. 

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FALKINER, SIR FREDERICK R.— Literary Miscellanies, Dublin, 1909. 
The above volume, edited by Miss May Palkinei-, contains various 
poems. The author was a notable lawyer of Dublin, of which he was 
for many years Recorder. He was born there on January 19, 1831, and 
died on March 23, 1908. His son, Osesar Litton Falkiner, who was born 
on September 26, 1863, and was killed on the Alps in 1908, was a, dis- 
tinguished historical writer. 

FALKINER, ROBERT HENRY.— Fancies and Facts, and other poems, 
London, 1891, 8vo. 

B.A., T.C.D., 1861; M.A., 1867 (?). 

FALLON, MRS. G.— "Wild Flowers from the Glbks (verse.?), 1866, Svo. 
Of New Ross, Co. Wexford. 

FALLON, SUSAN ANN. — Thh May AVreaih, a Selection op Hymns to the 
Virgin, London, 1865 (?), 16mo. 

They seem to be of her own composition, and were published by Burns 
and Lambert, Portman Square, London. 

FALLOON, REY. WILLIAM MARCUS.— Hymns for Children and foe 
Sunday Schools, London and Liverpool, 1855, 24mo. 

Other religious works by him. Was Sch. T.C.D., 1834, and graduated 
B.A., 1837; M.A., 1859. Became Rector of Ackworth and Canon of 
Chester, and died on July 18, 1891. His life was written by his son, Hugh 
FaUoon, and published in Liverpool in 1892. 

FANNING, MICHAEL.— A Trip to the World's Great Fair — Chicago and 
Back, Killiney, Co. Dublin, 1893, Svo. 

Of Killiney, Co. Dublin. A good writer of enigmas, etc, in various 
almanacs since 1861. Also contributed poems to Shamrock, Young 
Ireland, etc. He has, T believe, published one or two other pamphlets 
in verse similar to the above piece, descriptive of visits to America. He 
is a gardener by trade. 

"FAREWELL, J." — The Irish Hudibras ; or, Fingallian Prince, by J. F., 
taken from the sixth part of Virgil's jSIneids, and adapted to the present 
day, 1689, 8vo. 

See under Jones, Walter. 

FARQUHAR, GEORGE. — Love and Business, in a collection of occasionary 
verse and epistolary prose, etc., London, ;1702, Svo ; Barcellona, a 
poem on the Spanish Expedition under the command of Charles, Earl 
of Peterborough, p. 48, London, 1707, 4to ; The Works of G. F. , contain- 
ing all his poems, letters, and comedies, 4th edition, 2 vols., London, 
1718-36, 8vo. 

This brilfiant dramatist was born in Londonderry in 1678. Said to 
have been the son of a clergyman, probably a prebendary of Raphoe. 
Was educated in his native town, and partly at T.C.D. He left the 
college in 1695, and went on the stage, and was fairly successful. But 
he gave up the calling of an actor because he nearly killed another 
performer by accident, and began to vrite c-omedies, producing in quick 
succession "Love and a Bottle," 1699; "The Constant Couple," 1700; 
"Sir Harry Wildair," 1701; "The Inconstant," 1702; "The Twin 
Rivals," 1702; "The Stage Coach," 1704; "The Recruiting Officer," 
1706; and " The Beaux' Stratagem," 1707. He died in April, 1707, and 
was buried in the chui'chyard of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, London. 


FARRELL, HUGH.— Inisu National Poems, Dublin, 1876. 

This author was of Edenderry, King's County, and wrote over the 
signature of " Aedh," Probably his volume bears that signature. 

FARRELL, JOHN.— How He Died, and other poems, Sydney, Now South 
Wales, 1887, 8vo. '^A'ith portrait. 

This distinguished Irish-Australian poet i\as born in Buenos Ayres, of 
Irish parentage, on December 18, 18.51, and was taken by his parents to 
Victoria in 1852. He was first a farmer and brewer, but ultimately 
turned his attention to journalism, and became editor of the HychiPAj 
Telegraph, to which he largely contributed. In 1876 he was married in' 
Melbourne. He \^as a follower of Henry George's views. Most of his work 
appeared in the Sydney liulletin. He died some years ago. 

FARRELL, REY. JOSEPH — Author of a volume of delightful essays contri- 
buted to the Irish Monthli/, and published collectively in London, 1877. 
8vo, under the title of '' Lectures of a, Certain Professor," afterwards 
reprinted in Dublin. In this book there are one or two poems, and he 
also contributed verse to the Irish ^lonfhli/ and Irish Ecclesiastical 
liecord. Born at Maryborough, Queen's County, .luly 31, 1841; died 
on March 24, 1885, at Mona.sterevan. His poems in the Iiish Monthly 
were signed "J. F." and " H. L." 

FARRELL, M.— Lully.moee, a poem, Dublin, 1885. 

FAUSSETT, ALESSIE BOND.— Thoughts ox Holy Wokds, for private circu- 
lation, 1867; The Triumph of Faith, and other poems, Dublin, 1870; 
The Caihxs op Iona, and other poems, Dublin, 1873, 12mo; Leaves 
(verse reprinted from the Quiver, etc.), Dublin, 1873, IBmo; Ring In, 
and other poems, Belfast, 1880; From Quiet "Ways, verse, Dublin, 1882, 

Published above poems over her maiden name of Alessie Bond. Is 
the daughter of the Rev. W. Bond, rector of Bailee, Co. Down, and was 
born at that place on January 8, 1841. Married Rev. Henry Faussett, of 
Edenderry Pai-sonage, Omagh, Tyrone, in 187-"). Three of her poems are 
in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra." 

FAWCETT, W. J.— Fbbderick's Child and other Poems. Belfast, 1910. 

FEEHAN, JAMES. — Author of various popular songs, and a frequent contri- 
butor of verse between 1860-70 to the Coleraine Chronicle and Berry 
Journal. Was a schoolmaster in Coleraine for a time, and then head- 
master of Sligo Model School. Is probably living still. " Cole- 
raiue Whiskey" and "Hands off till You're Better Acquainted" are 
his most popular effusions. 

FELTlrS, BENJAMIN BLOOMFIELD.— The Crisis, a satire, Dublin, 
1842, Svo (over his initials). 

A frequent contributor of poems to the Duhliii Uiiirnr.sity Magazine 
over his initials from 1840 onwards. B.A. and M.A.. T.C.D., 1842. Was 
the son of Adam Bloomiield Feltus, of Holybrook, Carlow, his mother being, 
before marriage, a Miss Rebecca Ball, of Co. Wicklow. (See John Ryan's 
" History of Carlow.") He wrote an " Ode on the Popular Superstitions 
of Ireland " for the Iri.ih Monthly Magazine, December, 1832, and other 
poems for the same magazine and Kottuhos later. 

FENELON, REY. TIMOTHY BRENDAN.— Born at Bagnalstown, Co. 
Carlow, and wrote many poems in Irish papers over the signatures of 
"Harold Rochefort " and " Dalcassian." He was partly educated at 
Carlow College. He contributed poems to Yovng Ireland, etc., over the 
signature of '■ Lia Fail." 


FENNELL, PATRICK.— Born in Carlow in 1842, and educated at the 
national school, emigrating to America with his parents in 1852, and 
settling at Oswego, New York. He became a railroad man, and subse- 
quently an engineer. He is a frequent contributor to the American 
engineering and raihvaymen's papers over the signature of " Shandy 
Maguire," and is knoivn as the "poet laureate" of the railroad. He 
published a collection off verses in 1886, and a second edition of it in 
the following year (Oswego, New York, 12mo). 

FENNELL, SAMUEL. — Ohiginal Poems, corrected and revised by the 
author, Clonmel, 1811, 12mo (with portrait). 

Published at the Shakespeare's Head (T. Gorman). In an advertise- 
ment to the volume, he declares himself a native of Tipperary, and says 
he "never outstepped its borders for education," that the work was 
printed and published, and the portrait (from which the engraving pre- ■ 
fixed is taken) painted in the same county. The British Museum 
Catalogue brackets him (wrongly) with one of the same name who published 
" An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, etc.," Cambridge, 1831. 

FENTON, .— MiLiTAKY L.«s, Belfast, . 

A soldier of the above name published a volume with the title given, 
but I have no further particulars, except that he was a sergeant of a 
Highland regiment, stationed in Belfast. 

FERGUSON, SIR SAMUEL, LL.D.— Inhbritoe and Economist, a poem, 
Dublin, 1849, 8vo (anonymously) ; Dublin, a satire, Dublin, 1849, 8^o 
(also anonymously); The Cromlech on Howth, u poem, London, 1864, 
4to; Lays of the Western Gael, and other poems, London, 1865, 8vo; 
second edition, Dublin, 1888, Svo; CongaLj a poem in five books etc., 
Dublin and London, 1872, 4to; Poems, Dublin, 1880, Svo; Dbirdre, a 
one-act drama of old Irish story (for private circulation), Dublin, 1880, 
Svo ; The Gorging op the Ancho'h (illustrated), London, 1SS3, 4to ; 
Remains of St. Patrick, a blank verse translation of his " Confessio," 
etc., Dublin, 1S88, Svo. 

One of the best of Irish .poets, and in the estimation of more than one 
critic, the greatest of all. Was the son of John Ferguson, of Dunagore, 
Co. Antrim, and was born in Belfast, March 10, 1810; B.A., T.C.D., 1826; 
M.A., 1832; LL.D., 1864 {honoris causa). Called to the Bar in 1838, and 
was made Q.C. in 1S59, retiring from the profession in 1867, on his appoinl^ 
ment to the post of Deputy-Keeper of the Records at Dublin Castle. In 1878 
he was knighted, and on August 9, 1S86, he died at Howth, near Dublin. 
He first began to contribute to Blackwood' s Magazine, sending them his 
famous poem, " The Forging of the Anchor." After that, which made 
him a reputation, he sent them various other poems, published generally 
over his initials, and also a humorous masterpiece in prose, entitled 
" Father Tom and the Pope," which appeared during the thirties, as 
the professed work of " Mr. Michael Heffernan, Master of the National 
School, Tallymactaggart, County of Leitrim." He also contributed a 
goodly number of poems, stories, etc., to the Dublin, University Maga- 
zine, and various articles and tales to Blackwood's during his later 
years, nearly all anonymous. His " Hibernian Nights' Entertainments " 
appeared in the former magazine, and were reprinted in a volume pub- 
lished in America soon after. They were partly republished in three parts 
by his widow in Dublin a few years later. Although he sympathised with 
the Young Ireland party, and was a friend of many of the leaders, he 
seems to have contributed only one poem to the Satiim. I can only find 


the initials " S. F." once in its columns, and tliey occur on November 24, 
1855, appended to the following : " Sonnet— to the gentlemen of the 
Nation newspaper, censured for their defect of sectarian zeal." Lady 
Ferguson, an accomplished writer, was a memher of the Guinness 
family. She wrote" a number of anonymous articles on Irish 
history and antiquities to the Dublin University Magazine, and has 
published an admirable and very popular work on " Ireland before the 
Conquest." There are various papers by Sir Samuel Ferguson in the 
Transactions of the Royal Irixh Academy, and one in the Quarterly 
Review of some years ago on " The Wars of the Gael and the Gaul." 
His "Father Tom a'nd the Pope" has been wrongly attributed to Dr. 
Maginn and John Fisher Murray. His "Life," in two volumes, was 
written by Lady Ferguson. 

FERGUSON, THOMAS OWENS.— Ballads and Dreams, London, 1885, 8vo. 
A relative of the previous writer. 

FERRAR, JOHN. — Poems on Several Subjects, Limerick, 1765, 8vo. 

Was a bookseller and printer of Limerick, and author of a " History " 
of the city (published 1761), 12mo, and enlarged in 1787. Is mentioned 
in John O'Keeffe's "Recollections" as author of topographical works on 
Dublin and Wicklow. 

FERRIS, REY. ROBERT. — Selections of Psalms and Hymns, including a 
few originals, Clonmel, 1826. 

FERRYER, THOMAS. — The Beautiful Queen of Judea; or, The First 
Part of Herod the Great, a tragedy, Londonderry, 1823; Poems, 
Londonderry, 1823, 8vo. 

FFRENCH, ELEANOR. — Poems (printed for private circulation), Dublin, 
1863, 8vo. 

A native of Gahvay. 

FIELD, JOSEPH M. — An American actor, journalist, and dramatist; born 
in London, of Irish parents, in 1810, and died at Mobile, Alabama, 
January 30, 1856. Besides writing and adapting various plays, he was 
a theatrical manager, and wrote constantly to the papers, after his 
emigration to America, over signatures of " Straws," " Old Straws," 
etc. To his brother's paper, the New Orleans Picayune, he contributed 
a lot of verse and prose. In 1847 he published hisi popular collection of 
humorous stories, " The Drama of Pokerville," Philadelphia, over nom 
de guerre of " Everpoint." 

FIELD, MATTHEW. — Younger brother of preceding. Born in London in 
1812. Went to United States of America also, and became a prominent 
journalist. Was one of the editors of the New Orleans Picayune, and 
wrote largely in verse and prose for it. A good many poems were 
written by him for Southern journals over nom de guerre of " Phazma." 
Died at sea in 1844, aged 32. Finotti in his " Bibliographia CathoHca 
Americana," says he was the father of the preceding writer, and went 
to the United States of America in 1815. 

FIGGIS, DARRELL. — A Vision of Life, poems, with introduction by G. K. 
Chesterton, London, 1909; The Crucibles of Time and other" Poems, 
London, 1911. 

Born in Dublin, and was taken to India when a child. His education 
was, however, finished in Ireland. Is a critic of some promise, and has 


written for New Ac/e, Star, Academy, and other English journals, and 
has published u, book on Shakespeare. - 

FINLAY, REV. JOHN W.— The Epistles of Horace, metrically translated 
into English vef&e, Dublin (?), 1871, 8vo. 
Of Corkagh House, Co. Dublin. 

FINLEY. JOHN. — The Hoosier's Nest, and other poems, Cincinnati, 

Born in Virginia, U.S.A., January 11, 1797; died in Indiana, Decem- 
ber 23, 1866. Was doubtless of Irish origin. His best known poem, the 
witty " Bachelor's Hall," is in excellent Irish dialect. 

FINNAMORE, J. — Francesca Vagabi, a tragedy in five acts, and in verse, 
Melbourne, 1865, 8vo; Carpio, a tragedy in verse, Melbourne, 1875, 8vo. 
An Irish-Australian lawyer and author of treatises on Colonial law. 

FISHER, FANNY E.— Lonely Hours, poems, etc., Dublin, 1864, 12mo ; 
AiNS worth's Heir, and other poems, London, 1866, 8vo; Poems, 
London, 1889, 8vo; Fern Leaves, poems; Poems and Notes, descriptive 
OP Killarnby, London, 1890, 8vo ; Poems, collected edition, London, 
1891, 8vo. 

Born in the North of Ireland, and kinswoman to the authoress of 
" Auld Robert Gray." Her maiden name was Lindsay, and she married 
a Dr. Fisher, of Limerick. She was resident in London for some years, 
and wrote some novels. 

FISHER, LYDIA JANE. — Daughter of Mary Leadbeater {nee Shackle- 
ton, q.v.). Read, in his " Cabinet of Irish liiterature," says she was 
her niece. Born at Ballitore, Go. Kildare, in 1800 ; died at Stradbally, 
Queen's County, on April 16, 1884. She wrote much vei-se, never 
collected, and was a warm friend of Gerald Griffin. Is known as the 
editor of "The Leadbeater Papers," author of a memoir of Dr. W. H. 
Harvey, the Irish naturalist, and of an anonymous work entitled 
"Letters from the Kingdom of Kerry, in the year 1845." 

FITZACHARY, JOHN CHRISTOPHER.— The Bridal of Drimna, and other 
poems, Dublin, 1882, 8vo ; second edition, Dublin, 1884, 8vo ; third edition, 
with title of Legends, Lays and Lyrics, Dublin, 1886, 8vo. 

A contributor to Duhlm Journal of 1858, and another of same name in 
1887, Shamrock, Young Ireland, Nation, Irishman), United Ireland, 
Weekly Irish Times, and Weekly Freeman. Lived in Rathgar, Dublin, 
and described himself in the Dublin Directory as " Professor of Poetry." 
Born at Duncannon, Co. Wexford, on June 24, 1840. Wrote over his 
initials, and as " Geraldine," " Annie Sexton," and " Fitz A." He 
was an auctioneer by profession, and died in 1902. 

" PITZCOTTON, HENRY" (pseud.). — New and Accubate Translation op 
THE First Book of Homer's Iliad, Dublin, 1749, Svo. 
A satire on the Lord Lieutenant of the day. 

" FITZ-ERIN."— See Rev. J. Fitzgerald Day. 

FITZGERALD, , Esq.— The Chester Race Ball, u. heroic poem, 

privately printed, London, 1825, Svo. 
FITZGERALD, .—The Sceptre of Tara, a poem (anonymous), Dublin, 

1854, 8vo. 


FITZGERALD, ANNA A.— A sister of Marcella Fitzgerald (g.i'.), and now 
a nun in the Convent of Notre Dame, San Jose, California. She has 
written various poems for American Catholic periodicals over the signa- 
ture of " Sister Anna Raphael," and is included in the Rev. Denis 
Crowley's " Chaplet of Verse by Calif ornian Catholic Writers," and in 
Eliot Ryder's "Household Library of Catholic Poets." She was born 
at Frampton, Canada, October 23, 1842, and entered the Order of the 
Sisters of Notre Dame in 1865. 

FITZGERALD, AUGUSTIN.— Essai Poetiqtje, Paris, 1847, 8vo; Stances au 
Pbincb Albert, etc., Paris (?), 1862, 8vo; A la France, verse, Hyeres (?) 

1872, 8vo; Aux Republioains Rouges, le 23 Mai, 1873, poeme, Paris, 

1873, 8vo ; Victoria Rbgina, poeme epique, Londres, 1874, 8vo. 

There is a poem in French by an Auguste Fitzgerald in the Nation for 
March 16, 1844. It is addressed " A Daniel 0''Connen." 

FITZGERALD, CAROLINE.— Venetia Victhix and other poems, London and 
Edinburgh, 1889, 8vo. 

Married Lord Edmund Fitzmaurice in November, 1889, but the 
marriage was annulled in 1894. She was the daughter of W. J. Fitz- 
gerald, Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S.A. 

FITZGERALD, EDWARD.— The Regent's Fete, a poem, Loudon, 1811. 

Born in Co. Limerick, and became a journalist in London, editing ' 
the Pilot newspaper for some years. He eventually became Chief Justice 
of Sierre Leone, where he died on June 23, 1823. 

FITZGERALD, EDWARD.— Six Dramas of Caldekon, frelely translated, 
1893, 8vo; Euphranor, a dialogue on youth, etc., 1851, 8vo ; Agamemnon, 
a tragedy, translated from ^Eschylus into English verse, 1876, 4to ; The 
Mighty Magician, etc., translated from Calderon, 1877, 8vo ; Rub.wtat 
OF Omar KnAYYAir, translated into English verse, 1859, 8vo ; 1868, 8vo; 
1872, 8vo; 1878, 8vo ; 1879, 8vo ; 1883, 8vo ; 1884, 8vo ; 1894, 8vo, and 
many other editions; Salaman and Absal, an allegory translated from 
the Persian, 1856, 8vo. 

Born in Suffolk on March' 13, 1809, and was the son of Irish parents, 
John Purcell, of Kilkenny, and Mary Fitzgerald, his father changing his 
name for that of his wife after marriage. He was educated at Bury St. 
Edmunds, and afterwards entered Trinity College, Cambridge, whei-e he 
graduated in 1830. He was well acquainted with many celebrated 
writers, including Tennyson, Thackeraj', Carlylc. Crabbe (for whose 
poetry he entertained the highest admiration), and others. He lived 
the life of a country gentleman', at AVoodbridge, Suffolk, for many years, 
and died on June 18, 1883. His "Letters" were collected by W. Aldis 
Wright, and are among the most characteristic things he has written. 
He wrote a few poems for the annuals of 1830-35, but must not be 
confused with the following writer. His " Omar Khayyam," neglected at 
first, is now admittedly one of the masterpieces of English literature. 

FITZGERALD, EDWARD MARLBOROUGH.— Writer of various poems in 
the Annuals from 1830 to 1837, particularly the Keepsnke and the Gsm. 
He was a contemporary of the preceding writer and lived at Cambridge, 
and was sometimes confused with him, much to the disgust of the author 
of " Omar Khayyam." He seems to have been a discreditable person. 

FITZGERALD, FRANCIS ALEXANDER (Baron).— An Irish Judge, born in 
Co. Limerick in 1805, being the son of Dr. Maurice Fitzgerald. Gradu- 
ated B.A., T.C.D.. in 1827, and M.A. in 1832, and was called to the Bar 


in 1834. Became Q.C. in 1849, and Baron of the Court of Exchequer in 
1859. There are a good many pieces of his in " Dublin Acrostics " (second 
edition, Dublin, 1869), signed " I. H." He was a brother of Bishop 
William Fitzgerald (q.v.). Died on January 4, 1897, aged 89. 

FITZGERALD, G.— Selim, a Turkish tale in verse, I/ondon and Clonmel, 
1821, 8vo. 

FITZGERALD, GEORGE ROBERT.— The Riddle, a satirical poem, by the 
late unhappy " G. R. F.," with notes by W. Bingley, London, 1787, 4to. 
A notorious duellist of the early days of Grattan's Parliament, and 
known as " Fighting Fitzgerald." He was born in Co. Mayo in or 
about 1748j and after an exciting and disreputable career was executed, 
for murder, at Castlebar, on June 12, 1786. In Joshua Edkins' 
"Collection of Poems," 2 vols., 1789-90, there is a poem by him, and he 
was possibly the " Mr. Fitzgerald " of Edkins' 1801 collection. 

FITZGERALD, REY. GERALD, D.D. — The Academic Spoktsman, or A 
Winter's Day, a poem, Dublin and London, 1773, 4to; Poems, now first 
collected in one volume, revised by the author, Dublin, 1797, 8vo, 

Sch., T.C.D., 1761; B.A., 1763; Fellow, 1765; M.A., 1766; B.D., 1775; 
D.D., 1778. Seems to have been rather ridiculed in his day. See under 
"B. R." 

FITZGERALD, J. D.— Glimpses of Irish Life, Dublin, 1860, 8vo. 

This work contains two farces (with songs), entitled respectively, " The 
Inspector's Visit, or Paddy Byrnes, the Irish Schoolmaster," and "The 
Irish Election." The author addresses his preface from Limerick. 
I have seen this writer identified as John David Fitzgerald, the Irish 
Judge, who was born in 1816, became a Lord of Appeal, and died 1889. 
But this seems unlikely. 

FITZGERALD, JAMES.— Poetical Pastimes, London, 1811, 8vo. 
The volume was dedicated to the Earl of Moira. 

FITZGERALD, JOHN. — Legends, Ballads a>'d Songs op the Leb (included 
in "Gems from the Cork Poets," Cork, 1883, 8vo); Echoes of '98, verse, 
Cork, 1898. 

A wood-carver in Cork, and a zealous local antiquary. Was clever as a 
black and white artist. Died in May, 1910. 

FITZGERALD, JOHN CHARLES.— Is mentioned in the Warder for 1826 as 
author of " Miscellaneous Effusions," and was possibly the Irish journalist 
who, after being editor of the London True Sun, became a contributor 
to the yation (in whose prospectus he is specially named with other 
contributors), and was afterwards editor of the 'Newry Examiner, for 
which, I think, he wrote verse subsequently reprinted in Katlon. 

FITZGERALD, REY. JOSEPH. — Pleasures op Piety, a poem ; Sacked 
Melodies; Erin's Sacred Harp, twelve melodies, by AV. J. Heffernan, 
Esq., the poetry by Rev. J. F., P.P., London, 1841 (?); (edited) The Old 
Songs op Old Ireland, 1843. 

Erin's Sacred Harp was dedicated to Thomas Moore, and the preface 
is dated August 1, 1841. The author was born in Tullamore in 1793, 
and was educated there in a school kept by his father. He was ordained 
for the diocese of Meath in 1820, and died on February 18, 1856. Hie 

wrote for Nation over the initials "J. F.," "Rev. J. — ■ — F. ^Id," 

and for Irish CathoUc Magazine. 


FITZGERALD, MARCELLA AGNES.— Poems, New York, 1887, 12mo. 

Sister of Anna A. Fitzgerald (q.v.). Born in Frampton, Canada, on 
February 23, 1845, of parents wlio came from Wexford. In 1851 she 
was taken to California, where she probably still lives. Wrote a good 
deal of verse for Irish-American and Canadian Press since 1865, and is 
represented in Ci-owley and Doyle's " Chaplet of Verse by Californian 
Catholic Writers," and John Boyle O'Reilly's "Poetry and Song of 

Euripides, together with a selection from the pastoral and lyric poets 
of Greece, translated into English verse, London, 1867, 8vo. 

Was the nepheiv of Edward Fitzgerald (q.v.) of Omar Khayyam fame. 
Born on December 22, 1835, and died December 17, 1878. 

FITZGERALD, MICHAEL.— Edwina, a tragedy, Dublin, 1792. 

Of Harold's Cross, Dublin, and a barrister. Was a young man when 
above play was produced at Crow Street Theatre in 1792. He is men- 
tioned in "The Shamrock," a collection of poems edited by Samuel 
Whyte (q.v.) where a, piece of his is given. 

FITZGERALD, PRESTON.— The Spaniard and Siorlamh, a tragedy, 1810, 
8vo; Spain Delivered, and other poems, London, 1813, 8vo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1798; LL.B., 1806. 

FITZGERALD, SHAFTO JUSTIN ADAIR.— The Wonders op the Secret 

Cavern, a fairy tale, prose and verse, illustrated, London, 1892; Ballads 
OP a Bohemian, London, 1893, 8vo. 

Born of, Irish parents at Clifton, Bristol, on November o, 1859. Has 
been a prolific contributor to the Press for many years, having written 
prose and verse for innumerable papers in London. Some of his songs 
have been set to music. He has written also several plays, a volume of 
" Sketches in Bohemia," " Songs of a Savage " (which appeared in the 
Topical Times at intervals during four years), "Stories lof Famous 
Songs," and a book on Dickens' connection with the stage, etc. 

FITZGERALD, RE¥. THOMAS. — Poems on Several Occasions, London, 
1733, 12mo; another edition, Oxford, 1781, 8vo. 

Also edited the " Epigrams of Martial." Was son of Gerald Fitzgerald, 
and born at AVestminster. Educated at Westminster School, and 
graduated B.A., Cambridge, 1717; Fellow, 1720; M.A., 1721. _ Was 
successively Rector of Wootton, Surrey, and Abinger, and died 1752. 

EITZGERALD, WILLIAM. — Ode to the Memcrry op the late Captain 
Cook, London, 1780, 4to. 
A lawyer of Gray's Inn. 

FITZGERALD, WILLIAM (Jun.). — The Siege of Carthage, an historical 
tragedy in verse, London, 1819, 8vo. 

FITZGERALD, RT. REY. WILLIAM (Bishop of Killaloe).— Son of Maurice 
Fitzgerald, M.D., and born in Co. limerick in 1814. Sch. T.C.D., 1833; 
B.A., 1836; M.A., 1848; B.D. and D.D., 1853. Was elected Bishop of 
Cork in 1857, and of Killaloe in 1862, and died November 24th, 1883. 
He wrote clever verse for Dublin Unit^ersity Magazine and for Kottasbos. 
See, for a specimen, the " Life of J. C. Mangan " by the present writer. 

FITZGERALD, WILLIAM THOMAS. — The Sturdy Reformer, a new song, 

.by AV. T. F g d, Esq., 1792, 4to ; The Republican's Picture, etc., 

by W. T. F. G , 1792, fol. ; Britons Never Will be Slaves ! ! an 


Rddress in verse, London, 1803, folio sheet ; Beitons 1 To Aems ! verses 
on the threatened invasion, London, 1803, folio sheet, 4th ed., 1803; Mis- 
cellaneous Poems, London, 1801, Svo; The Tears of Hibbenia Dispelled 
BT THE Union, a poem, London, 1802, 8vo; Nelson's Triumph, a poem, 
1799, 4to; Nelson's Tomb, a poem, 1805, 4to; An Elegy on the Death op 
THE Princess Charlotte, London, 1817, 4to, sheet; The Literary Fund, 
anniversary poem, London, 1822, 16mo; The Battle op Waterloo, a 
poem, second edition, with additions, London, 1825, Svo. 

Born of Irish! parents on April 13, 1759, and died at Paddington, 
July 9, 1829: Was educated partly at Greenwich and partly in Paris, 
and in 1782 obtained through influence a Government post. He was 
rather ridiculed for his poetical pretensions by his contemporaries, and 
was indeed satirised severely by Byron and Horace and James Smith. 
He was universally known as the " Loyal Poet." Was buried in St. 
John's Wood Chapel, London. There is a portrait of him in European 
Magazine for 1804, and a memoir of him in Annual Ohituary for 1830. 


OF Moscow, a prize poem, Oxford, 1835, 8vo. 

Eldest son of William Fitzgerald of Dublin, and born in 1818. Matri- 
culated at Oxford on February 21, 1833. Was for some years a member 
of Parliament, and eventually became Governor of Bombay. Died on 
June 25th, 1885. 

FITZGIBBON, GERALD (Baron) .—Born in 1837, being] the son of a well- 
known lawyer of the same name who came from Limerick. He entered 
T.C.D., of which he was a Scholar in 1858, and graduated B.A. in 1859. 
Called to the Irish Bar in 1860 and to the English Bar in 1861. He was 
appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1878, and, after a brilliant career, 
died on October 14th, 1909. Contributed about a dozen pieces to Dublin 
Acrostics (Dublin, 1866, 2nd ed., 1869). B am not sure that he wrote 
other verse, but believe he did. 

FITZMAURICE, JAMES. — Steat Fancies, or Miscellaneous Poems, 
Epigrams, etc., London, 1820, 12mo. 

FITZPATRICK, REY. . — Foue Hbeoiok Epistles of Ovid, translated int-p 

English verse, 1803, 12mo. 

FITZPATRICK, REY. JOHN.— The Wheat of the Elect, Buoharistio verses, 
1905; Virgo Praedicanda, verses in praise of our Lady, 2nd ed., London, 

Wrote also " God's Birds," a book on the birds of Scripture. Was born 
near Birkenhead in 1859 of Irish parents, and has written a good deal 
of meritorious verse for Irish Monthly, Nation, M^rry England and other 
periodicals over signatures of "A Priestman " and "Sinaragdus." 

FITZPATRICK, L.— Lays of Our Land, etc. Belfast, 1845, 8vo. 

FITZPATRICK, PATRICK YINCENT.— Demosthenes Contemplating the 
Ruins of Athens ; theme proposed for the annual prize poem in the 
University of Dublin, 1812 (verse), Duiblin, 1818, Svo; Thaumatuequs 
(over signature of " Padraic Giolla Padraig," the Irish form of his name), 
London, 1828, Svo. 

A clever poet and humourist of O'Connell's time, and author of much 
fugitive verse. Mr. W. J. Fitzpatrick possessed his papers, and refers to 
him many times in his " Correspondence of O'ConneU," where letters of P. 
V. F. are given. He was born at 2 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin, on July 
19, 1792, where his father, Hugh Fitzpatrick, carried on business as a 


printer and engraver. In 1812, when imprisoned for publishing Denis 
Scully's book on the Penal Laws, his father was worth about £20,000, 
but after eighteen months of imprisonment he was reduced almost to 
ruin. One of P. V. Fitzpatrick's god-fathers was his relative, Vincent 
Bowling (q.v.), author of the "Parliament of Pimlico " and "The 
Olio; or, Anythingarian Miscellany." The younger Fitzpatrick was 
educated at Drogheda Academy, and at the Lay College, Maynooth. In 
1810 a poem of his on " The Battle of Aughrim " appeared in Watty 
Cox's Irish Magazine. During his father's imprisonment, he made the 
acquaintance of O'Connell, the meetings of the Catholic Association 
being held in the printer's house, then No. 4 Capel Street. In 1829 he 
became organiser, agent and sole directing manager of the " O'Connell 
Tribute," which, between that date and 1847, reached the sum of 
£211,800 (there was no collection in 1846, the terrible year of the 
Famine). One year alone £30/)00 was collected for this fund. In 1846, 
through the influence of O'Connell, Fitzpatrick was appointed Assistant 
Registrar of Deeds by Lord John Russell at a salary of £500 (afterwards 
raised to £600). He died on September 24, 1865, aged 73, and was 
buried beside O'Connell in Glasnevin. Among those who attended his 
funeral were Dr. R. R. Madden and Morgan O'Connell. A writer in 
the Freeman's Journal of September 28, 1865, probably Dr. Madden, 
says that Scully paid to Fitzpatrick, the printer, his losses in connection 
with his book. 

FITZPATRICK, R. — The Basd's Mtjsetjm; or. Rational Receeation, serious, 


London, 1775, 4to; The Bath Picture; or, a Slight Sketch or iis 
Beauties in 1771, a ballad, 1771, 4to, and other works. 

The above poems were anonymous. He was born in January, 1747, 
probably in Ireland, and died on April 25, 1813, in Mayfair. Hte was 
the son of the Earl of Upper Ossory ; was educated at Westminster 
School, and entered the army in 1766. Was M.P. from 1774 till his 
death; and Secretary of State for War in 1783 and 1806. In 1Y82 he 
was Chief Secretary for Ireland. In 1783 he was made a Privy Coun- 
cillor, and in 1804 became Lieutenant-General of Ordnance. Francis 
Hardy, in his " Life of Lord Oharlemont " (vol. ii., p. 3), says he was 
not born in Ireland. Contributed to " The RoUiad " and " Probationary 
Odes." He was perhaps the most intimate friend of the Rt. Hon. 0. 
J. Fox. He was the Rt. Hon. Major Fitzpatrick who is given a place 
in the Sentimental and Masonic Magazine, Dublin, in May, 1794. There 
is a song of his in "Harmonica," Cork, 1818. H© was also the "Hon. 
Mr. Fitzpatrick " whose epilogue to " 'The Fair Circassian " is given in 
Walker's Eihemian Magazine for December, 1781. On his monument at 
Sunninghill, Berks., are some verses by himself. There are references to 
him on p. 39, vol. v., and p. 92, vol. vi., of Moore's " Diary." 

FITZPATRICK, R. H.— Lyrics, London, 1895, 8vo; Christ and the Coue- 
tezan, a poem, London, 1897. 

Was for a time a merchant tailor in Dame St., Dublin, but later 
migrated to England. He resided at Stratford-on-Avon for a time, and 
edited Ths Shrine there. 

FITZSIMON, ELLEN.— Dereynane Abbey in 1832, and other poems, Dublin, 
1863, 12mo. 

Eldest daughter of Daniel O'Connell, and born in Westland Row, Dublin, 
on November 12, 1805. Died in London on January 27, 1883, and buried 


in Kensal Green Cemetery. About 1876 she commenced to write a work 
to be entitled "Recollections of My Father and His Times," but never 
finished it. Over the signature of " L. N. F." she published various 
poems, notably in The Citizen, 1840-2 (where her "Woods of Kylinoe " 
a.ppeared), Nation, Duffy's Fireside Magazine, etc. Tom Moore, in his 
" Diary," vol. vi., p. 141, calls her " a very nice person." 

PITZSIMONS, EDWARD JOHN.— Selection of Obiginal Melodies of 
Erin, words by E'. F., music arranged by John Smith, Mus.Doc. In two 
parts, Dublin, 1814-1816 (?), folio; Anziko and Coanza; or, Gratittidb 
AND Freedom, a comic opera in three acts, with music by Sir J. A. 
Stevenson, Dublin, 1819, 8vo. 

On the title-page of British Museum copy of latter is MS. note by 
author, " The copyright unsold, and impressions stopped." There are 
24 songs in first-named work, to which Henry Brereton Code, Ecoles 
Street, Dublin, subscribed, as well as Joseph Atkinson, Melfield, Black- 
rock; Matthewf Archdeacon, Lieut. -Col. Blacker, J. P. Curran, Rev. 
Bartholomew Lloyd, John Howard Payne, Charles Phillips, M. J. Sulli- 
van, Sir J. A. Stevenson, etc. Fitzsimons also published " Letters from 
France and the Netherlands in the summers of .1820 and 1821," Dublin, 
1821. See Moore's "Diary," vol. vii., p. 362. He was a barrister, of 
Tipperary origin, and is savagely criticised by Dr. Brenan's Milesian 
Magazine, where he is referred to as " Edward Borrowlaski Fitzmonkey." 
He was a small man (Borrowlaski was a notable dwarf then exhibiting in 
public). His father, John Bourke Fitzsimons, proprietor of Hiherniam, 
Journal, a member of City Council and a great loyalist, died May 7, 1824, 
having been born February 25, 1771. 

FITZWILLIAM, EDWARD.— Irish National Songs. 

Born at Riverstown, Co. Sligo, April 15, 1S33, and in 1854 emigrated 
to the States, and settled in Boston. He edited there a Protectionist organ 
entitled Fair Play. In 1885 he was editor of Boston Sentinel. 

FLANAGAN, REY. CHARLES.— An Irish priest, born in Derry about 1830, 
who distinguished himself at Maynooth, and gave much promise as a 
writer. After his collegiate course and ordination he went on the West 
Indian Mission, and died there in 1856. He wrote frequently in pros© 
and verse for Wexford People, Coleraine Chronicle, etc., and also various 
poems for the Nation, etc., notably " The Rebel Senator " (referring to 
Gavan Duffy's election for New Ross), which appeared on July 31st, 
1852, in the Wexford! Guardian, and was reprinted in the Nation. It 
was signed " D. F. C," as were also some Latin poems of his in Nation 
of about same date. 

FLANAGAN, EDWARD.— Poems, Enniskillen, 1884, 8vo. 

Called " The Poet of the Moy." His volume was edited by Peter 
Magennis (g.D.), some of whose poems are given at the end of the book. 

FLANAGAN, REY. JAMES.— Man's Quest, in sermon and song, 1903. 
Essays and verses. 

FLANAGAN, JONATHAN. — Weavings in Leisure Hours, Liverpool, 1886, 

FLANAGAN, MARTIN J. — ^The Floweret, a volume of patriotic and miscel- 
laneous poems, partly for the young, second edition. Dublin, 1882, 
A Mayo poet, of Kiltimagh. 


FLANAGAN, JOHN F.— Born of Irish parents in New York, and died there 
about 1882, aged 27. Was a dramatic writer and critic, and wrote 
verse whicli revealed considerable promise. He contributed to the Celtic 
Monthly of New York. 

FLANAGAN, KODERICE. — Atistbaxian and Other Poems, Sydney and 
Dublin, 1887, 8vo. 

Born in Co. Roscommon in April, 1828; his parents emigrated to 
Australia in 1840, taking him with them. He led a journalistic career 
in the Colonies, and published some valuable works, including a "His- 
tory of New South Wales," 2 vols., 1862. Died in London, 1861. 

FLANAGAN, ROGER.— Poems, Dublin, 1833. 

FLANAGAN, THOMAS. — A Voice i-rom Ireland, 1845 (an appeal for the 
starving Irish peasantry) ; Peace, a poem addressed to Napoleon III., 
London, 1860, 12mo. 

FLANNERY, THOMAS J.— Laoi Gisin an Tib-na-n-og; or. The Lay of 
OisiN IN THE Land of YoniH, with metrical translation, notes, etc. 
London (Dublin printed), 1896, 8vo. 

A well-known Irish scholar and contributor to Gaelic Journal, etc. 
Born in Co. Mayo about 1840, and has been a teacher in London for 
many years. He is the author of a volume of essays, " For the Tongue 
of the Gael," and editor of several Irish texts. 

FLANNERY, REY. WILLIAM.— Irish-Canadian poet. Born in Nenagh, 
Co. Tipperary, January 9, 1830. Morgan's " Canadian Men of the 
Time " gives a good notice of him. He was educated in France, and 
went to Toronto in 1852, and was ordained there in 1853. In 1892 he 
was granted the degree of D.D. by Georgetown University, Washington, 
D.O. He was a parish priest in diocese of London, Ontario, for many 
years, and was editorially connected with Catholic Secord of London 
(Ontario), and Catholic Register of Toronto. Has written much verse 
and prose for Canadian Catholic press. 

FLECHER, HENRY MoDONALD.— Rhymes and Ravings by a Co. Antbim 
Lad, Belfast, 1859; Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Belfast, 1866, 8vo; 
Odin's Last Hour and Other Poems, Chicago, 1900, 8vo. 

Born in Ballinderry, Co. Antrim, about 1840, and was first a school- 
master atMoneyrea, Co. Down. Went to Belfast about 1866, and contributed 
a good deal to The Northern Whig and other journals, over the signature 
of " Coilus." Wrote one of the Burns' Centenary Poems published by 
Finlay and Anderson in 1859, his name being given as Henry Fletcher 
(and his address as Dundonald, Co. Down), and won the second prize. 
He became manager of a miU in Belfast in the sixties, and in the 
spring of 1871 he emigrated to Texas, U.S.A., where he still' lives (1909). 
In Connolly's "Household Library of Ireland's Poets " he is included as 
" H. M. Fletcher." 

FLECENOE, RICHARD. — Miscellanea; or, Poems of all Sorts, -with 
DIVERS other Pieces, 1653 (1652 old style), 8vo ; Love's Dominion, a 
dramatic piece, in five acts and in verse, London, 1654, 8vo; other 
editions 1664 and 1674; The Diaritjm or Journall, divided into 12 
joinadas in burlesque rhime, or droUing verse, with divers other pieces of 
the same author, London, 1656, 8vo; Epigrams of all Sorts, made at 
divers times on several occasions, two parts, London, 1670, 12mo; 
another edition, London, 1671, 8vo; another edition, London, 1673, 8vo; 
Erminla; or, The Fair and Virtuous Lady, a tragicomedy in five acts 


and in verse, London, 1661, 8to ; Mabriage of Oceaktis and Bbitannia, 
an allegorical fiction, 1659, 12nio ; Damoiselles a-la-Modb, comedy, 1667, 
12mo, and many other works in prose and verse. 

All that is known of him is that he was an Irishman who travelled 
a great deal in Europe between 1640-50, and was supposed to be a 
Jesuit. Andrew Marvel knew and described him. Dryden had a grudge 
against him, and spoke of him with contempt in his " MaoFlecknoe " ; 
but he was a far better poet than tradition would imply. He died about 

FLEMING, JAMES. — A frequent contributor to the Dublin Almanacs for 
many years, and part-editor of one of them. Born in Co. Cavan in 
1817 ; died in Dublin on January 12, 1888. 

FLEMING, MARTIN. — ^He seems to have lived at Kilrush, Co. Clare, and 
to have contributed largely to local pap*:s. Some of his poems, as, for 
instance, that on the death of Patrick O'Donoghue (the '48 man) in 
1854, were reprinted in Limerick Beporter of about that date. I fancy 
he went to America, and may possibly have been connected with the 
following writer. 

FLEMING, MARTIN J.— A poet represented in Connolly's "Household 
Library of Ireland's Poets." Born in Kochester, New York, of Irish 

FLETCHER, WILLIAM LESLIE. — The Frequented Village, and other 
Poems. Dublin (printed), 1844, 12mo. Not published. 

A sort of sequel to Goldsmith's famous poem. It ran into a second 
edition, and I think the author, who was in delicate health, died about 
the same time as this edition appeared. 

FLOCKHART, J. L., M.D.— Lays and Legends, Dublin. 

FLOOD, HENRY. — An Ode on Fame and the First Pythian Ode to Pindar 
(anonymous), London, 1775, 4to. 

This eminent statesman wrote other pieces which have not been pre- 
served. He was born in Co. Kilkenny in 1732, being the son of Chief 
Justice Flood. Was educated partly at T.C.D. and at Oxford — where 
he graduated M.A. in 1752. Became a barrister, but afterwards entered 
political life in Ireland and threw over the law. He was distinguished 
as an orator and statesman, and was one of the most remarkable Irish- 
men of the 18th century. He was a member of the Irish Parliament 
first and of the English House of Commons afterwards. Died at his seat 
in Co. Kilkenny on December 2, 1791. 

" FLORENCE, WILLIAM J," — This well-known American actor's real name 
was Conlin, and he was born in Philadelphia on July 26, 1831. He wrote 
various plays and poems, and died November 19, 1891. There is a notice 
of him in one of William Winter's essays. 

FLYNN, J. A. — The Last Christian, an epic poem, "by a Successor of 
Man," Dover, 1883, etc., Svo. 

FLOWER, ROBERT. — Eire and other Poems, London, 1910. 

A native of Co. Antrim, I believe, and now an assistant in British 
Museum Book Department. 

FOLEY, JOHN HENRY, R.A. — This great sculptor wrote words and music 
of various songs, and published them over his initials — separately, 1 
believe. He was born in Dublin on May 24, 1818, and went to 


London in 1834. Was made an A.R.A. in 1849, and an R.A. in 1858. 
Many of his most beautiful sculptures are in London, but Dublin 
possesses all his casts, as well as his Burke and Goldsmith, his O'Connell 
and Lord Gough, and Cork his Father Mathew. Died on August 27, 
1874, at Hampstead. His brother, Edward A. Foley, was also a 
sculptor. The best account of Foley is in Sarah Atkinson's " Essays." 

FORAN, JOSEPH KEARNEY.— Poems and Canadian Lyeics, Montreal, 

Born September 5, 1857, at Aylmer, Ontario, and studied at the College 
of Ottawa, under the Oblate Fathers, and at Laval Uniyersitv, from 
which he took the degree of LL.B. in January, 1881, and in the same 
month was admitted a barrister. He was editor for at time of the 
Montreal True Witness, and is a popular lecturer. He has written 
several works, such as " The Spirit of the Age," " Canadian Essays," 
"Obligations," "Simon the Abenaker," "Irish Canadian Representa- 
tives," etc. 

FORBES, HON. MRS.— The Newsboy's Last Appeal, verse, n.d. [c. 1890]. 
This lady, the wife of Ool. Forbes, R.M., of Co. Longford, has written 
various tracts in verse. 

FORD, MARY ANNE.— Snatches op Song, St. Louis (U.S.A.), 1874, 12mo 
(by " Una "). 

Her maiden name was Mary Ann McMullen. Born in Antrim in 1841, 
and died in Brooklyn, New Yorl4, Aprill 18, 1876. She was taken to 
America while yet a child, and was partly educated at St. Martin's 
Convent, Brown Cb., Ohio. Married a prominent Irish politician and 
journalist named Austin or Augustin Ford, 'brother of Patrick Ford, of 
The Irish World. There is a poem of hers in Kennedy's " New Universal 
Irish Song-Book," New York, 1887, and' she is also represented in 
" Ballad-Poetry of Ireland " (" Ford's National Library " series, New 
York, 1886, 16mo), and in Connolly's work. The well-known poem so often 
attributed to her, entitled " The Peasant Girls," could hardly have been 
hers (unless the) above date of her birth is very far out), for it appeared 
(anonymously) in Nation of July 22, 1843. Her usual signature was 
"Una," and it is on the title-page of hep volume. 

FORDE, BROWNLOW. — The Miraculous Cuke on the Citizen Outwitted, 
adapted from Oibber, Newry, 1771, 12mo. 
Seems to have been an actor. 

FORDE, JOHN. — Born at Farney, Co. Monaghan, about 1813. Wrote verse 
for several magazines, and was a frequent contributor to the Irish 
almanacs, such as The Lady's and Farmer's Almanac, which he edited 
from 1848 to 1855. In the latter year he emigrated. to Australia, and 
became sub-editor of a Melbourne paper, dying a few years ago. His 
son, John L. Forde, is a well-known New Zealand journalist, and was 
born in Phibsborough, Dublin, about 1840. 

FOREMAN, STEPHEN.— The City of the Crimson Walls and other poems, 
London, 1895. 

A Cork man, apparently. A few poems by him have appeared in Irish 
periodicals, and he has recently published his first novel. 

FORREST, JOHN LAWRENCE.— Born in Cork about 1815,, and wrote 
various, poems for local Press and for Ainsworth's Magazine, London (see 
vols. 10 and 11, 1845-6). He went to the United States, where he wlas 
rather unfortunate. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 9, 1858, aged 


43. In 1857 a good many poems by him appeared in the Boston PUot, 
over the signature of " One of Ireland's Ballad Poets." Hlis end was 
hastened by numerous family afflictions. A couple of his poems will be 
found in Hayes' " Ballads of Ireland." 

FORRESTER, ARTHUR M.— Songs oe the Rising Nation, and other 
poems, Glasgow and London, 1869, 8vo (in conjunction with his raothe^J ; 
An Ikish Ckazt Quilt, prose and verse. New York (?) 1891. 

Born at Salford in 1850. Wrote for The Irish People/, over signatures 
of " Angus " and " William Tell," and for other papers. When very 
young entered a printing office. In 1865 went to Dublin and became 
connected with the Fenian movement, and was arrested on March 9, 
1867, and sentenced to one year's imprisonment for carrying arms in a 
proclaimed district. Again arrested on December 16, 1869, at Liverpool, 
and ordered to keep the peace for 12 months. In 1870 he joined the 
French army and fought in the Franco-Grerman War, and was made a 
sous-lieutenant. He was said to have been implicated in the Phoenix Park 
murders in 1882, and went to America soon after. He had lost his right 
foot in an English railway accident. In 1887 he became proof-reader on the 
Boston Herald, and was a frequent contributor to the Irish World and 
other American papers. He died in South Boston, January 13, 1895. 

FORRESTER, ELLEN. — Simple Strains, London, 186- ; Songs of thh 
Rising Nation, and other poems (in conjunction with hep son), Glasgow 
and London, 1869,, 8vo. 

Born at Clones, Co. Monaghan, in or about 1828, and was daughter of 
a schoolmaster named Magennis. Wrote for various Irish papers, 
including Nation and Dundalk Democrat. Also contributed to the 
Weekly Budget, and other English papers, and settled in Emgland while 
a girl, first at Liverpool, then at Manchester and Sa^ford. She married 
Michael Forrester, a stone mason, and had five children, three of whom 
became poets. Her brother, B. Magennis, was also a writer of verse. She 
died at Salford on January 6, 1888. See Michael McDonagh's " Irish 
Graves in England " for biography of her. Her poem, " The Widow's 
Message to her Son," is an Irish classic. 

FORRESTER, FANNY. — Songs or the Rising Nation, etc., Glasgow and 
London, 1869, 8vo (contains some of her poems). 

Daughter of preceding, born in Manchester in 1862, and evinced much 
poetical ability. A good many poems by her were published in Nation, 
etc., and she also wrote some stories. Died in July, 1889. 

FORRESTER, MARY MAGDALENE.— Sister of preceding and Arthur 
Forrester, and daughter of Mrs. Ellen Forrester. A contributor of 
occasional poems to the Irish papers. For othea- nefqrenoea to the 
Forrester family, see Michael McDonagh's " Irish Graves in England," 

FOSBERY, REY. THOMAS YINCENT.— Hymns and Poems for the Sick 
and Suffering, 1844, 8vo; Voices of Comfort, London, 1873, 8vo. 

These were reprinted many times. He edited other collections of 
hymns also, which contain some of his own pieces. Three of his 
hymns are in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra." He was born in Limerick on 
October 1, 1807; B.A., T.C.D., 1830, M.A., 1840. ©ied on September 
10, 1875, at Blacknell, Berkshire. 

FOSTER, ELEANOR. — With the Tide, and other poems, London, 1896. 
An Irish lady, I understand, and of Queen's Co. family. 


FOSTER, STEPHEN COLLINS.— A song-writer and composer, one of the 
most popiilar that ever flourished. Born of Irish extraction, near Pitts- 
burg, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1826, and died in New York on January 
13, 1864. He wrote words and music of such famous songs as " The 
Old Folks at Home," or " Way down upon the Swanee River," " Willie, 
we have missed you," " Oh, Susannah," " Oome where my love lies 
dreaming," "My old Kentucky Home," " Massa's in de cold, cold 
ground," "Uncle Ned," "Old dog Tray," etc., etc. 

FOX, FRANCIS J. — Born in Portadown, 1847, and was taken to Liverpool 
at an early age. lu 1875-6 he wrote verse, etc., for the United Irishman 
of that city, and contributed to other papers. One of his pieces, " No, 
my Lord I ' ' became rather well-known, and is probably the piece of that 
name included among the anonymous poems in Daniel Connolly's "House- 
hold Library of Ireland's Poets." Fox emigrated to Australia in or about 
1880. A good many of his poems appeared in the Nation in the seventies 
over the signature of " F. J. F." Daniel Crilly (q.v.) wrote a very 
interesting account of Fox in the Irish Emerald of Jan, 6 and 13, IBOO. 

FOX, GEORGE. — An early friend and schoolfellow of Sir Samuel Ferguson, 
born, it is stated, in 1809 in North Street, Belfast, and educated at T.C.D., 
where he graduated B.A., 1842; M.A., 1847. He is weU-known as the 
translator of " The County of Mayo," from the Irish, and it is included 
in most anthologies of Irish poetry, but Sir Samuel Ferguson is thought 
to have had a hand in it. It first appeared in a review of Hardiman's 
" Minstrelsy " in Dublin University Magazine, 1834. His father, a brush- 
maker, died in 1827, and he lived with his widowed mother till in or 
about 1848, when he went to British Guiana, where he appears to have 
died a good many years ago, but information concerning him is difficult 
to obtain. Sir Samuel Ferguson's " Poems," 1880, were dedicated to him. 

FOX, GEORGE CROEER (?). — The Pbomethetjs of Bschtltts, and thb 
Electba of Sophocles J translated, with notes. Also a few original 
poems by G. C. F., 1836, 8vo; The Death oe Demosthenes and othee 
Oeiginai Poems, with Agamemnon, trans., from the Greek, London, 
1839, 8vo. 

FOX, PATRICK J.— Born in Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone, August 2, 1844, and went 
to New York in 1886. Has written numerous poems for New York Daily 
News, Tribune, Sunday Democrat, Catholic Review, Evening Telegram, 
Judge, Catholic News, Metropolitan Record, etc., chiefly over signature 
of " Phelim O'Dowd." He resides in New York, where he holds a Grovern- 
ment position. 

" FRANCIS, M. E." — A frequent contributor of stories, and occasionally of 
poems, to Irish Monthly, etc. The writer is a Mrs. Blundell (rUe 
Mary E. Sweetman) of Crosby Hall, Blundellsand4 near Liveirpool. 
She was born in Queen's Co., and is the daughter of the late Michael 
James Sweetman, of Lamberton Park, in that county, her mother having 
been the only daughter and heiress of Michael Powell, of Fitzwilliam 
Square, Dublin. Mrs. Blundell was married in 1879 to the late F. N. 
Blundell, son of Col. Blundell, of Crosby Hall. Her sister, Elinor 
Sweetman (q.v.), is also a poetess. Mrs. Blundell is one of the best-known 
women novelists of the day. 

FRANCIS, REY. PHILIP, D.D.— The Odes, Erodes, and Caemen 
Seotilaee of Horace (The Satires of Horace — The Epistles and Art oi 
Poetry of Horace). In Latin and English, by Rev. P. F., Dublin, 


1742; another edition, London, 174S, 8vo; many, other editions, 
8vo and 12mo; EtroENiA, a trageidy in five acts and in verse, London, 
1752, 8vo; Constantine, a tragedy in five acts and in verse, London, 
1754, 8vo. 

Also translated Demosthenes, etc. Born in Dublin, about 1708, B.A., 
T.C.D., 1728, about which time he was ordained. He died at Bath on 
March 5, 1773. His son was Sir Philip Trancis, the statesman and 
reputed author of Junius, for whom, as a poet, see Moore's " Diary," 
Vol. 6, p. 65 

FRANKLIN, ANDREW.— The Mermaid, an opera (?), London, 1792, 8vo; 
A Trip to the Nore, a musical piece, London, 1797, 8vo; The Egyptian 
Festival, an opera, etc., London, 1800, 8vo; The Countereeit, a farce, 
London, 1804, 8vo; The Wanderhsig Jew, or Love's Masqueradi!, a 
comedy, London, 1797, 8vo; An Affectionate Epistle to the Real 
Author of A Touch at the 'Tcmes, Dublin, 1783, 8vo. 

This last is a prose piece, replying to a poem which appears to have 
been in the nature of a personal attack on Franklin. It charges him 
with ignorance of grammar, and alludes to his having been brought up 
to the watch-making trado in Cork. Franklin was a Corkman, and his 
descendant is Mr. Denham Franklin, J. P., of Cork. There was one 
Andrew Franklin, Sheriff of Cork in 1759, and Mayor in 1761. \Vas 
editor, about 1805, of the Morning Advertiser (not Herald, his descendant, 
Mr. Denham Franklin, of Cork, tells me.) Franklin died at a good 
age in 1846. Other dramatic pieces of his were " Embarkation," " The 
Hypochondriac," "The Outlaws," etc., all performed but not printed. 

FRAZER, JOHN DE JEAN.— Poems for the People, Dublin, 1845, 8vo; 
Poems, Dublin, 1851, 12mo; Poems, with a memoir by James Burke, 
Dublin, 1853, 12mo. 

The above were published over the pseudonym of " J. de Jean." Born 
at Birr, King's Co., March 24, 1813, according to one authority (but 
this date is wrong), and wrote largely for the Nation, Irish Felon, etc., 
over signatures of "J.," "J. de Jean," "J. Robertson," "Maria," 
"Z.," " Y.," and " F." Died in March, 1852, and not in 1849, as has 
often been stated. He was buried in Olasnevin on March 23, 1852, and 
was aged 48, it would seem, which would make his birth date about 1804. 
He wrote a poem called " Eva O'Connor," and such a piece in three 
cantos was published in Dublin in 1826, "by an author yet unknown." 
Possibly he wrote it. His parents, it is said, intended him for the Church, 
but he became a cabinetmaker. T. C. Luby, the Fenian, was his son-in- 
law. He conducted a small paper in Dublin, entitled The Trades' Advo- 
cate, which only lasted a short time. 

" FREEMAN, PATRIOT." — ^An Address (in verse) to Hibernia on the latb 


1761, 8vo. 

FRENCH, REY. DANIEL. — ^The Henriade, an epic poem, translated from 
the French of Voltaire, 1807, 8vo; Hymnus Dies lR.a!, in Linguam 
Gr^cam, Conversus a D.F. (Latin and Greek), 1842, 8vo ; Planctus 
Beatjb Mari^, Virginis ... in Linguam Grjecam Convbrsam a 
D.F. (Greek and Latin), 1832, 8vo; A Selection of Hymns Sung in 
THE Catholic Church, translated by D.F., 1839, 12mo ; and some con- 
troversial works. 

FRENCH, JAMES MURPHY.— See James Murphy. 


FRENCH, REY. R. N.— Veesbs, Derby, 1808, 8vo. 

FRENCH, RICHARD H.— ^hb World-Student, a poem, Newport, 1851, 

FRENCH, WILLIAM PERCY.— Racquety Rhymes, illustrated by R. C. 
Orpen, Dublin, 1888, sm. 4to ; The Fail of Fitzwilllam, by our own 
Strolling Homer, illustrated by R,. O. Orpen (a skit on the Fitzwilliam 
Square Tennis Tournament), Dublin. 

A librettist and song-writer of the present day. Before be- 
coming an author he was a civil engineer. Edited The Jarvey, 
an amusing Dublin periodical, now defunct, to which he con- 
tributed much verse, as also to The Irish Cyclist, etc. Is author of 
several pantomimes and other entertainments, and has written the 
libretto of a successful comic opera, entitled " The Knight of the Road," 
which, composed by Dr. Houston Collisson, was produced at Queen's 
Theatre, Dublin, in April, 1891, the story being founded on the career 
of Freney, the notorious Irish highwayman. In conjunction with L. H. 
Brindley, he wrote another opera, called ' ' Strongbow, or the Bride of 
the Battlefield," which, with music by Collisson, was produced at Queen's 
Theatre, Dublin, in 1892. He was born at Clooniquin, Co. Roscommon, 
May 1, 1854, being the second son of Christopher French of that place. 
Educated at Kirk-Langley, near Derby, Windermere College, and T.C.D. ; 
B.A., 1876; B. Engineering, 1881. Started in conjunction with Alfred 
Denis Godley, a comic entitled The Trombone of Truth. Was -preparing 
in 1892 a, selection of his prose and verse for publication. Many of his 
songs have been popular, and one at least of his prose sketches, " The 
First Lord Lieutenant," is a general favourite. He is also a clever artist 
and a popular entertainer. 

FREYEB, DERMOT. — ^Rhymes and Vaeieiibs — ^Vbeses in Lightee Vein, 
London, 1907 ; Sunlit Leaves, a second book of verse, London, 1909. 
Son of. an eminent Irish doctor in London. 

FRIZELLE, REY. RICHARD.— Author of some pieces of fugitive verse, 
and stated by Mr. W. J. Fitzpatrick in his " Lady Morgan " to have 
been the author of an anonymous satire on attorneys, entitled " The 
Law Scrutiny, or Attornie's Guide" (1807), really written by Andrew 
Carmiohael (g.i;.), though FrizeUe's descendants believed it to have been 
his. He was rector of Ilfracombe, Devonshire, for some years, and 
published some sermons. B.A., T.C.D., 1797; M.A., 1801. In Todd's 
List of Dublin graduates" his name is spelt without the final e. See 
Notes and Queries, 8th series. 

FULANO, REY. M. — The Overthrow of the Invaders, an historical tale, 
in four cantos, Dublin, 1844, 16mo. 

FULLARTON, JOHN.— Feudal Scenes, 1833; Wanderings in the British 

Islands, and other poems, Belfast, 1853, 8vo; O'Morb, 1866. 

Born in Ballynure, Co. Antrim, 1806, and died in Belfast, December 
12, 1875. There is no notice of him in " O'More," his last volume of 
poetry. He wrote " Lives of the Ulster Poets " in the Ulster Magazine, 
Belfast, about 1860. In the British Museum Catalogue he is confounded 
with a Scotch writer of the same name. 

FULLER, GEORGE.— The Review, a satire, Dublin, 1754. 

An anonymous work, written, according to an MS. note in my copy, 
by the above, with a revision by Rev. George Russell (g.v.). It is an 
attack on the Duke of Dorset's administration in Ireland. 


FURLONG, ALICE.— Roses and Rub, London, 1899, 12mo. 

One of our best Irish poetesses. Is the younger sister of Mary Furlong 
(see next notice), and has written much beautiful verse for Irish Monthly, 
United Ireland, Sinn Fein, Weekly Independent and other Irish 
periodicals, as well as for Chambers' Journal, etc. Many of her serial 
stories have appeared in the leading Irish papers, and she has published 
a volume of Irish fairy tales. 

FURLONG, MARY. — Sister of the preceding. Contributed verse to 
Nation, United Ireland, Cham,bers' Journal, The Irish Monthly, The 
Lamp, The Boston Pilot, The Awe Maria, and similar periodicals. Was 
born in Dublin on November 26, 1866, and died of typhus fever while 
discharging her duty as a nurse in Roscommon in 1898. 

FURLONG, REY. (CANON) PATRICK M.— A Wexford parish priest who 
has contributed a good deal of verse i» the national papers, especially 
the Nation, United Ireland, etc., where he sometimes adopted the sig- 
nature of " Ros-Mao-Turin," and sometimes the name of " Thomas James 
Murphy," and " T. J. M." He is represented in " Irish Penny 
Readings' and "Emerald Gems." 

FURLONG, THOMAS.— The Misantheope and other poems, London, 1819; 
second edition, Dublin, 1821 ; Lines written in a Blank Page oe Ladt 
Morgan's "Italy," 1821 (?); The Plagues op Ireland, etc., London, 
1834 ; The Doom op Derenzie, a poem, published posthumously, like 
the preceding, London, 1829, 8vo. 

Born at Scarawalsh, Co. Wexford, in 1794, and was the son of a smaU 
farmer. Was a grocer's assistant at first, but began to write( for the 
Press at an early age, and in 1822 started The New Irish Magazine in 
Dublin. He contributed parodies and other poetry to The Morning 
Begister, a Dublin Catholic newspaper, and wrote largely also for BuhUn 
and_ London Magazine (London, 1825-27), of which his friend, M. J. 
Whitty iq.v.) was editor and chief support, as well as to The Litera/ry 
Gazette and New Monthly Magazine. He died at the age of 33, on July 
35, 1827, and a notice of him signed " W.," appeared in The Lite^a/ry 
Gazette soon after, written by his friend Whitty. A notice of him with 
a portrait and a great number of his translations from the Irish are 
in Hardiman's " Irish Minstrelsy," 1831. In The Dublin Journal of Tem- 
perance, Science and Literature (1842-3) will be found a biography and 
some unpublished pieces of his, as also in Dublin and London Magazine at 
time of his death. The latter was by Whitty, doubtless, and the same 
admirable writer also presumably did the introductory account and notes 
to " The Doom of Derenzie." There is a biography and portrait of him 
in Nation, March 11, 1843; a sketch of him in Dublin Journal of Tem- 
peranoB), Science and Literature (1842-3), by " J. MoC.," and in Sham- 
rock, July 9, 1892. He wrote political and other verse over his name in 
Ulster Begister (edited by John Lawless), 1816-17, and as early as Novem- 
ber, 1814, there is a poem by him in Watty Cox's Magazine. At the sale 
of Edward Evans' library in Dublin in 1889, there was sold a collection 
of his poems in MS., and letters and cuttings relating to him, and arranged 
by James Hardiman. He was "The Hermit in Ireland" of The Dublin 
and London Magazine. 

FURLONG, MARIANNE. — The Spectre, op Poverty, an allegory, printed 
for the authoress, 1834, 8vo; Early Sketches, prose and verse, 4tli edition, 
London, 1836, 12mo. Both anonymous works. 



G., C. C. Y.— See Mrs, Wetherelt. 

G. D. — See Dorothea Grubb. 

G, H. — See Hamilton Geale. 

G, H. W. — A great deal of verse over these initials in Walker's Hibernian 
Magazine for 1803, etc., one of his pieces being addressed to James 
Edward Davis. May have been "^Henricus " (q.v.). 

G, J. — Wrote a good deal of verse in Wallcer's Mihernian Magazine for 1795. 

G, M. C. — The Monuments of Dublin, a poem, Dublin, 1865. 

G., T. — A phillipic in verse against Dr. Charles Lucas was published previous 
to 1750, by one with these initials. He was, apparently, a class-fellow 
of Samuel Whyte's at T.C.D. 

GAFFNEY, BERNARD. — A native of Trim, Co. Meath, and a constant 
contributor of verse to the Irish diaries and almanacs. In 1875 he went 
to London, and died there, March 1, 1885, aged 47. 

GAHAGAN, HENRY. — ^Rhyme Version of the Liturgy, Psalms, 1832, 12mo; 
The Abbaye Bell (verse ?), with illustrations designed and coloured by 
Lady Strange, London, 1844 (?), oblong, 8vo. Printed in colours. 

GAFFNEY, WILLIAM S.— Born in Philadelphia, January 1, 1828, of Irish 
parents. In 1842 he went to Indiana and became a school teacher. In 
1850 he began to write for the Press, and was a frequent contributor. 
He fought through the Civil War, and afterwards was appointed editor 
of the Democrat, an Illinois paper. Much of his verse appeared in the 
Boston Pilot, and in the Baltimore and Philadelphia papers. He has 
published a volume of poems, I believe, but I have not seen it. 

GAHAGAN, USHER. — Tentamen de re Ceitica . . Latine Nunc Emittbntb 
(translation of Pope's "Essay on Criticism"), 1747, 8vo; Mr. Pope's 
Temple op Fame, and his Messiah, . . . translated into Latin. English 
and Latin, 1748, 8vo. 

This unfortunate writer belonged to Westmeath, and was educated 
at T.C.D. , but took no degree. Studied for the bar; but becoming a 
Catholic, was prohibited from pursuing the legal profession. He married 
a rich heiress, but was separated from her, owing, it is said, to his 
cruelty. He went to London and eked out a living by editing classical 
works— he being an admirable classical scholar. He edited Horace, 
Juvenal, Persius, Catullus, Sallust, Virgil, Terence, Tibullus, Propertius, 
etc. Hie was charged with filing coins, and was hanged at Tyburn, with 
Terence Connor (q.v.), on February 20, 1748-9. Verses lamenting his 
fate are to be found in the " Newgate Calendar," also an appeal by him, 
in English verse, to Prince George, which was not heeded. 

GAHAN, ALOYSIUS C— Born in Dublin on February 3, 1861, and was 
educated by the Christian Brothers. In or about 1878 he went to America 
and settled in New York, where he is now a member of the Bar. In 
1882 he married. He has written many poems for New York Mome 


Journal, Sun, Daily: News, Mercury, etc. He is a good Spanish scholar, 
and has translated much Spanish poetry. 

GAHAN, JAMES J. — Canada, a poem, 24 pp., 1876 ; The Immaculate Maky, 
and other poems, — . 

Born in Dublin about 1841, and was educated in the Catholic Univer- 
sity of that city. Went to Canada and became a journalist. Was editor 
of the Quebec Daily Telegram. In 1880 he married in New York a Miss 
Shea. His poems have appeared in Boston Pilot, Irish-Canadian, and 
Quebec papers. 

GAILEY, REY. MATTHEW.— Wreaths of Gems, poems, Philadelphia, 1882. 
Born in 1835 at Bathdonnell, Co. Donegal. Educated at Belfast and 
Edinburgh. Was pastor of a reformed Presbyterian Church in Phila- 
delphia, and a professor of biblical literature in that city. 

GALLAGHER, P. O'NEILL. — An artist who resides in London, and has 
written a great deal of verse during the last few years for the London 
Daily News. 

GALLAGHER, JAMES THOMAS. — At the Gates oe Noon, poems, Boston, 

Born in Co. Sligo in 1855. Was intended for the priesthood, 
but became a journalist. Wrote verse for some years in Nation, 
Shamrock, etc. During the struggle in Bosoommon, in 1879, between 
Mr. Parnell and The O'Conor Don, he exerted himself by his writ- 
ings and speeches in favour of the former. Went to New York in 1880, 
and has written a great deal of verse for Boston Transcript, Donohoe's 
Magazine, and various other American periodicals. In 1884 he entered 
Bellevue Medical College, and in March, 1889, graduated with honours, 
joining the staff of the college as a surgeon. 

GALLAGHER, BRIDGET. — A Donegal poetess, whose maiden name was 
MoGinley. She was a sister of P. T. McGinley (q.v.), and 
was born at Breenagh, Glenswilly, Co. Donegal. She wrote many poems 
for Derry Journal, Donegal Vindicator, etc., chiefly over her maiden 
name, and "Mrs. Gallagher." She married Mr. P. Gallagher, a Letter- 
kenny merchant, in 18M, and died in July, 1894, at New Mills, Letter- 
kenny. She is represented in her brother's " Donegal Christmas Annual," 
1883, and is referred to, with praise, in William Harkin's " Scenery 
and Antiquities of North- West Donegal." 

GALLAGHER, WILLIAM DAYIS.— Erato No. 1, a collection of verse, 
Cincinnati, June, 1835, 8vo; Ebato No. 2, Cincinnati, August, 1835, 8vo; 
Ebato No 3, Cincinnati, May, 1837, 8vo (edited) ; Selections from the 
Poetical Literature of the West, Cincinnati, 1841, 12mo; Miami, A 
Golden W^edding, and other poems, Cincinnati, 1841, 12mo ; Miami, A 
Golden Wedding, and other poems, Cincinnati, 1881, 12mo. 

Born in Philadelphia August 21, 1808, of Irish parentage, married 
in 1831, and for many years was one of the ablest journalists in the 
West. As early as 1830 he was editing The Backwoodsman in Xenia, 
Ohio. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 27, 1894, and was 
buried in Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnaia. For full notice of his 
life see Coggeshall's " Poets and Poetry of the West," or Appleton's 
" Cyclopssdia of American Biography." 

GALLEGAN, PETER. — A schoolmaster and poet of Co. Meath, who wrote 
a large number of pieces for the Irish almanacs. Se died in 1850 at an 
advanced age. 


GALLWEY, THOMAS.— Lays of Killabnex Lakes, and other poems, Dublin, 
1871, 12Tm; The Geraldine's Bkide, a metrical romance, Dublin, 1871, 
12mo ; The Last of the Desmonds, and other poems, Cork (for private 
circulation), 1874, 12mo. 

Educated at T.C.D. Author of some legal works, and seemingly a 

GALYAN, JOHN. — Faust, a tragedy, translated into English verse, Dublin, 
1860, 12mo; Crustula Pueris, or Iambic Crumbs for Junior Grecians, 
verse, Dublin, 1866, 8vo. 

A contributor to Kottabos, and presumably only an undergraduate of 
T.C.D. , as his name does not appear in Todd's list of Dublin graduates. 

GALYIN, TOM. — The Reception and Dialogue oe a Noble Lord in the 
Shades, by T. G. and others, Dublin, 1800 (?), folio sheet. 

GALWKY, I. T.— Hybrasil, and other verses, Dublin, 1872, 8vo. 

GAMBLE, REY. HENRY JOHN (?).— Hymns for Prayer-meetings, etc., 
original and selected, London, 1860, 16mo. 

GANNON, JOHN P. — The Plaint op the English Muse, a poem, London, 

Son of succeeding, and author of a book on Irish history. 

GANNON, NICHOLAS JOHN.— The O'Donoghue op the Lakes, and other 
poems, London, 1858, 8vo ; Maby Desmond, and other poems, London, 
1873, 8vo. 

Also published "Above and Below," a novel, 1864; probably "Rose 
Waldron," also a novel, and " An Essay on the Characteristic Errors of 
our most distinguished Poets," 1853. Wrote verse for several Irish and 
Catholic papers, and articles in Irish Quarterly Heview. Born in 1829, 
probably in Co. Kildare, and educated at Clongowes Wood College. He 
was a. barrister of Gray's Inn, and died at 11 Crosthwaite Park, Kings- 
town, on January 22, 1875, aged 44, and was buried at Trim. 

GARDINER, MATTHEW.— The Sharpers, a ballad-opera, 1740, 12mo; The 
Parthian Hero, u, tragedy in verse, 1741, 8vo. 

Was an Irishman, and his pieces were probably printed and performed 
in Dublin. 

GARLAND, JAMES.— Of Shankill, near Lurgan, Co. Armagh. Well-known 
by the older inhabitants as a writer of poems for various Ulster papers. 
He had a small farm of six or eight acres. Be wrote numerous popular 
songs of a National and anti-Orange tendency, and was somewhat perse- 
cuted by the loyalists of his district. Among his more notable songs are 
"The Banished Defenders," "The Boys of Blaris Camp," " Cooning- 
ham's Pot," "The Demolition of Armagh Market Cross," etc. In the 
Nation for August 9, 1845, a correspondent wrote deploring his omission 
from Duffy's " Ballad Poetry," and calling him "The Bard of Armagh." 
Be mentions that Garland was uneducated, but a true poet. Also that 
one of his poems is given in MoHenry's novel, " O'Halloran." He died 
of old age in or about 1842. In 1845 a grandson of his possessed about 
sixty of his songs, but he wrote more than that number. 

GARLAND, JOHN.— A schoolmaster and poet, of Freshford, Co. Kilkenny, 
and father of Mrs. A. G. Mears {q.v.) I have not seen any of his 
numerous verses, which, I presume, were chiefly of local interest. 

GARRETT, S. RAYMOND.— Zella, and other poems, Dublin and London, 
1835, 16mo. 


GARRY, JAMES.— Lines on Death, Dublin, 1810, 12mo. 

GAYAN, JOHN. — The Sons op Usna, and other poems, London, 1892. 

Was teacher at St. Mary's, Isleworth, and a past student of St. Mary's 
College, Hammersmith. 

GARYEY, MAURA.— A Handful op Irish Bog Lilies, Dublin, 1910, 12mo. 
Writes under pseudonym of " Maureen." 

GEALE , HAMILTON. — Juvenilia, a collection of miscellaneous poems, 
Dublin, 1838, 8vo (over his initials). 

The author was a well-known amateur of art in Dublin, and occasionally 
exhibited pictures there. He published a work of travel, and other things. 

GEARY, ELIZABETH.--JUVBNILB Bppusions, London, 1882, 8vo. 

GEARY, EUGENE.— Born in Kildorrery, Co. Cork, March 31, 1863, and 
published verse in Young Ireland in his 15th year. He also wrote verse 
in Cork Herald and other Irish papers. In 1880 he went to New York, 
and has since then written largely for Boston Pilot, Sainday Democrat 
(N.y.), Catholic Union and Times (Buffalo), N.Y., Sun, World, Tribune, 
Times, etc. In 1890 he read an essay on Mangan Ijefore the Gaelic 
Society. Is now connected with The Herald, Baltimore (Ind.) Was 
sometime ago preparing a volume of " Lyrics of Gotham," which have 
appeared in Puck, Judge, Life, etc. Is in Connolly's " Household 
Library of Ireland's Poets." 

GEE, GEORGE. — ^A Lovbe or Nature, poems, London, 1892. 

GENT, THOMAS. — ^An Epistle to the Eiarl of Oxford, etc. (anonymously), 
1731, 8vo; The Pious and Poetical Wobks op T. G., 11 parts, York, 
1734-73, 12mo; The Contingencies, Vicissitudes, oh Changes of this 
Teansitobt Life, set forth in a prologue to ("Jane Shore"), with a 
benedictive epilogue, etc., York, 1761, 8vo; Pater Patri^, being an 
elegiac pastoral dialogue occasioned by the death of C. Howard, Earl of 
Carlisle, etc., York, 1738, 12mo ; Historical Antiquities of Yorkshire, 
being a translation into English verse of "Reliquiae Eboracenses," etc., 
York, 1Y71 (?), 8vo; Divine Justice and Mehot, displayed and set forth 
in the birth, life, and end of Judas Iscariot, etc. (verse), York, 1772, 

Other works, chiefly local history. Born in Ireland on May 4, 1693 ; 
became a famous printer of York, and died there May 19, 1778. See 
" Dictionary of National Biography " for full account of his career. 

GENTLEMAN, FRANCIS.— Fortune, a rhapsody (anonymously), 1751, 4to; 
Naroissa and Eliza, a dramatic tale (in verse), London, 1754, 4to ; 
Sejanus, a tragedy, 1751, 8vo ;' Oeonoko, tragedy altered from South- 
erne, 1760, Svo; Characters, an epistle to the Earl of Carlisle, London, 
1766, 4to; Royal Fables, London, 1766, 16mo; The Stratford Jubilee, 
comedy, 1769, 8vo ; The Sultan, or Love and Fame, tragedy, 1770, 8vo ; 
The Tobacconist, comedy, 1771, 8vo; Cupid's Revenge, pastoral, 1772, 
8vo ; The Panthbonites, dramatic entertainment, 1773, 8vo ; The Modish 
Wipe, oomedy, 1774, 8vo. Also the following unprinted pieces : Osman, 
tragedy (about) 1751; Zaphiba, tragedy, 1754; Richard II., altered from 
Shakespeare, 1754; The Mentalist, dramatic scene, 1759; The Fairy 
Court, interlude, 1760; The Coxcombs, farce, 1771; Orpheus and Eurt- 
DicB, serious opera, 1783. 

Born in York Street, Dublin, October 13, 1728. Became a lieutenant 
in the army, but afterwards went on the stage, and was a very passable 


actor. He died in George Lane, Dublin, on December 18tk or 21st, 
1784, in poverty, caused by long-continued illness. His edition of Shake- 
speare has been rather unjustly denounced by certain compilers. 

GEOGHEGAN, ARTHUR GERALD. — The Monks op Kilcbea, a ballad poem, 
Dublin, 1853, Svo (anonymously) ; The Monks op Kilcbea (third edition), 
and other poems, London, 1861, 8vo (also anonymously) ; Les Moines db 
KiiiCKE, a BVench translation by Le Chevalier de Chatelain, London, 
1858, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin on June 1, 1810 ; entered the Civil Service as an excise- 
man on June 12, 1830, and was first stationed at Cork, then at Ennis, 
Londonderry, Hull, etc. He became surveying General Examiner on May 
1, 1854, and collector of Inland Revenue, on December 12, 1857, and 
retired from the service in 1877. He wrote various poems for the Dublin 
Journal of Ts^mperance, Sicience, and Literature, The Irish Penny Journal, 
The Dublin University Magazine, The Nation (in its earlier years and 
also in its latest), and TA& Irish Monthly. In the first-named periodical 
most of his " Monks of Kilcrea " appeared under the name of " Scraps 
of Irish History." He almost invariably signed his pieces with three 
asterisks, and they are on the title-pages of his volumes. But, according 
to an article in Nation of August 21, 1852, he sometimes signed his pieces 
with the figure of a hand. He was one of the earliest members of the 
Kilkenny Archaeological Society, and contributed to its journal, and was 
an ardent Irish antiquary. His collection of Irish antiquities was once 
exhibited in London, where he settled in 1869. His last years were spent 
in retirement, and he died at 27 Addison Road West, Kensington, on 
November 29, 1889, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery. Mr. 
Gerald Geoghegan, the well-known lawyer, was his son, and Miss Mary 
Geoghegan (q.v.) is his daughter. Just before his death he meditated 
publishing a complete collection of his poems. 

GEOGHEGAN, JOSEPH BRYAN.— A popular song-writer, who died at 
Bolton on January 21, 1889, aged 74, according to some papers, though 
79 was also given as his age. Was the author of some admired songs, 
such as "John Barleycorn," "Merry England," etc. Born at Salford, 
Manchester, April 13, 1815. Manager of Victoria Music Hall, Bolton, 
for 25 years. Proprietor of Star Theatre, Hanley. Wrote over 200 
songs altogether. 

GEOGHEGAN, MARY.— Daughter of A. G. Geoghegan, and a clever poetess. 
Was born in Ennis, Co. Clare, and wrote about 1886, and after, a large 
number of poems for Cornhill, MacmiUan's Magazine, The Woman's 
World, Time, and Chambers' Journal. Two of her poems are in Connolly's 
"Household Library of Ireland's Poets." 

GEOGHEGAN, WILLIAM. — ^An Irish-American poet, represented in 
Connolly's "Household Library of Ireland's Poets." Born in BaUymahon, 
Co. Longford, in 1844, and went to U.S.A. when he was 17 years old. 
He is a resident of New York, and on the staff of the Evening Sun there. 
He has written much verse for the American Press. In Eliot Ryder's 
"Household Library of Catholic Poets," and John Boyle O'Reilly's 
"Poetry and Song of Ireland," will be found a, selection of his pieces. 
He holds (or held) the ofiicial position of Clerk of the Court of Common 
Pleas, New York. 

GETTY, JOHN.— Donald, and other poems, 1840. 

A highly-esteemed schoolmaster of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, who died in 
1857, and was buried in the churchyard of that town. He was a frequent 
contributor to The Dublin Penny Journal, and also wrote for Edinburgh 


GIBBONS, JOSEPH S. (?) .—Polynesia, a sketch in verse, to which arb 
added The Stabs of Night, and other poems, second edition, London, 
1844, 16mo. 

GIFFARD, SIR AMBROSE HARDINGE.— Ode fob October 25th, 1809. 
12mo; Veesbs, anonymously, Colombo, 1823 (?), 8vo. 

The latter were printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press. He was the 
son of John Giffard (q.v.), and an uncle of Lord Halsbury, ex-Lord 
Chancellor of England. He was born in 1771. His mother was Sarah 
Morton, daughter of William Morton, of Co. Wexford. He was named 
after his relative. Counsellor Ambrose Harding. Educated at T.C.D. 
(B.A., 1790; LL.B. and, LL.D., 1799); and in 1819 became Chief Justice 
of Ceylon. He died at sea, on his way home from Ceylon, on April 26, 
1827. There are poems of his in " Traditions and Recollections " of Rev. 
Mr. Polwhele. He was a pupil of Samuel Whyte (q.v.), and a brother 
of Stanley Lees Giffard, a noted London journalist. 

GIFFARD, JOHN. — Oeange, a political rhapsody, in three cantos, Dublin, 
1798, 8vo. 

This work is attributed to Giffard in one of Patrick Traynor's (a Dublin 
bookseller's) catalogues, apparently with good reason. He was the 
notorious "Dog in Office," frequently referred to in Fitzpatrick's "Sham 
Squire " and Sir Jonah Barrington's works. Was born at Ballyoonlan, 
Co. Wexford, in 1745, and was originally an apothecary, and may have 
been the M.B., T.O.D., for Taylor, in his " History of the University of 
Dublin," refers to him as such, and mentions several of his works. He 
edited The Dublin Journal, was High Sheriff of Dublin, and died in 1819. 
He was a pupil at the Blue Coat Hospital, Dublin, and was originally 
an opponent of the Government. One of his works was "Properties of 
Fixed Air," 1776. 

GILBART-SMITH, J. W.— See under Smith. 

GILBERT, LADY. — Vagrant Verses, London, 1886, 8vo, new edition, Lon- 
don, 1899. 

Better known^as Miss Rosa Mulholland, under which name all her chief 
works appeareo. She is the daughter of Dr. Joseph S. Mulholland, a 
Belfast physician, and was born in that city about 1850. She began to 
write for All the Year Hound and Household Words, under Dickens' 
editorship, and some of her tales ran through them. She also wrote 
verse for the first-named journal. More of her work, however, has 
appeared in The Irish Monthly than in any other periodical. One of her 
early poems, entitled " Irene," appeared in Cornhill, over the pseudonym 
of " Ruth Millais " (a signature she also used in Duffy's Hibernian 
Magazine), and was illustrated by Millais, the artist. She has published 
some very beautiful and popular stories, notably, " The Wild Birds of 
Killevy," " Marcella Grace," " A Fair Einigrant," etc. A good many 
of her poems, signed, " R.M." will be found in The Irish Monthly, and a 
few in The Lamp, during the seventies. She married the eminent historian 
and archaeologist, Mr. (afterwards Sir) J. T. Gilbert, in 1891. 

GILBORNE, JOHN, M.D. — The Medical Review, a poem on the Faculty of 
Dublin, Dublin, 1775 ; The Triumphant Retuek, a poem in Latin and 
English, Dublin, 1788, 8vo ; The Volunteer Review, an heroic poem, 
as also EjLBGT on Robert Nugent Craggs, Viscount CJlare, Dublin, 
1788, 8vo (for the author). 

A notable physician, who lived at 7 Little Ship Street, Dublin, in 1789, 
according to Samuel Watson's almanac for that year. He was the poet 



who signed himself "G" in Edkins' collection of 1789-90. " The Medical 
Review " was written in 1774. There is a poem by him in Walker's 
Hibernian Magazine for September, 1799, and a Latin elegy in Watty 
Cox's Magazine for July, 1811, 

GILL, HENRY JOSEPH.— An eminent publisher, of Dublin, director of the 
well-known firm of the name. B.A., T.C.D., 1857; M.A., 1872. 
He wrote several excellent stories, and translated a number of works from 
the German and Spanish. He also wrote several poems. He died on 
October 29, 1903, in his 67th year. He was a frequent contributor to 
Irish Monthly. 

GILLAND, JAMES. — Of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone ; one of the best of the 
poets of the United Irishmen. Hie died at Dungannon on March 30, 
1811, aged 26. In the Ulster Magazine for 1830, there are a good many 
pieces by " the late James Gilland." They originally appeared in The 
Belfast Commercial Chronicle between 1804-1812, with the signature of 
"Z.X." He wrote th« poem of "Rory O'More, " often attributed 
to Drennan, the elder. He was also the author of " The Grave of 
Russell," and apparently contributed to The Irish Magazine and Monthly 
Asylum of Neglected Biography, edited by Walter Cox, for in August, 
1808, his poem just mentioned appeared there anonymously. 

GILDEA, J. R. — Lough Conn, a poem in three cantos, and other poems. New 
York, 18V/. 

GILLMAN, HENRY. — Marked foe Life, a book of verse, Detroit (Mich.), 

Born at Kinsale, Co. Cork, on November 16, 1833, being the son of 
Edward Gillman and Eleanor Mandeville Hackett. Author of some scien- 
tific works, and well-known as an archaeologist and botanist. Was 
Librarian of Detroit Public Library from 1880 to 1885, and was United 
States Consul at Jerusalem from 1886 to 1891. 

GILLMOR, REY. CLOTWORTHY.— Miscellaneous Poems, comprising 
Hymns, Odes, and Rhymes, religious and secular, London, 1849, 12mo; 
Reflections from Shakespeabe's Cliff; with a Glai«e at Calais Cliff, 
in verse, London, 1851, 12mo. 

Other works, including a novel. B.A., T.C.D., 1837; M.A., 1840. Was 
Vicar of Dartford, Kent. 

GILMORE, MARY LOUISA (MINNIE) .—Pipes from Prairie-Land, and 

OTHER Places, New York, 1886, 12mo ; Songs from the Wings, New York 
and Ivondon, 1897, 8vo. 

Daughter of Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, the well-known musician of 
Boston, who; was born in Co. Galway on December 25th, 1829, and went 
to U.S.A. when 19 years of age. Miss Gilmore was born in Boston about 
1865, and has written a great deal for the Irish-American Press. 

GILMORE, THOMAS H.— Norah O'Connor, a poem, Belfast, 1859. 

GIYEN, JOHN. — Voices from the Rostrum, consisting of a series of school- 
room rhymes, vacation rhymes, and rambles, Belfast, 1860, 12mo. 

Was headmaster of Ballymena Model School, I understand, and pub- 
lished a little work entitled " Notes from Killarney." 

GIVEN, PATRICK. — ^His poem on the Burns Centenary is given in Finlay and 
Anderson's collection of centenary poems, Glasgow, 1859. He won a poetry 
prize offered by Francis Dalzell Finlay, founder of The Northern Whig, 


and while a scholar at Queen's College, Belfast, he obtained the prize 
offered for the best poem on the Shakespeare Tercentenary. He belonged 
to Ballymena. 

GLASGOW, REY. JAMES, D.D.— Author of various scholarly works, and a 
distinguished Orientalist. Born near Ballymena, Co. Antrim, in 1805. 
Educated at Royal Belfast College, spent many years in the East, and from 
1866 to the time of his death, June 30, 1890, was Professor of the living 
Oriental Languages at Belfast, and at Magee College, Londonderry. There 
are four pieces by him in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra." He wrote a good deal 
of verse for periodicals, and a metrical version of the Psalms. 

GLENN, REV. WILLIAM, — The Artizan's Day-dream, etc. (anonymously), 
1877, Svo ; Brighter Days for Working Men, a poem, second edition, 
revised, London, 1877, Svo; The Irishman's GtRATitudb (from preceding 
volume), anonymously, 1877, Svo ; Temperance Lecture (over signature of 
"A Village Curate"), in verse, 1877, Svo. 

B.A., T.C.D., 187S. Was curate successively of Olonoe, Co. Armagh, of 
Derryloran; of St. John's, Kilburn ; St. Luke's, do., and afterwards Rector 
of Altadesert, Armagh diocese. 

GLYNN, JOSEPH. — A National School teacher in Mullingar, who wrote 
some able articles on Irish literary subjects in various Irish periodicals, 
including Young Ireland, Dublin Journal, 1887, and local Westmeath 
papers. He also wrote verse for the journals specified, and one of his 
pieces is preserved in " Lays and Lyrics of the Pan-Celtic Society," 
Ihiblin, 1889. His knowledge of Irish literature was remarkably exten- 
sive, and some of it has been utilised in this present work, in which he 
took much interest. He had collected a remarkable Irish library of his 
own. He was born on April 26, 1865, in Mullingar, and died there on 
April 11, 1907. 

GODDARD, MRS. — . — Poems on Several Occasions, printed for the 
authoress, Dublin, 1748. 

GODFREY, MRS. HENRY.— Melodies and Poems ; Morn, Noon, and Eve, 
second edition, enlarged, Dublin, 1854, 12mo ; Sketches from thA Bible, 
a metrical outline of the Holy Scriptures, for the use of young persons, 
Dublin, 1852, 12mo; Darkness and Light, The Fallen Empire, and other 
poems, Dublin, 1874, Svo; Lyrics, Dublin, 1876, 12mo. 

GODLEY, ALFRED DENIS.— Verses to Order, London, 1892, Svo; Lyra 
Frivola, 1901 ; Second Strings, 1902. 

A leading poetical contributor to TAe Oxford Magazine, several 
of his pieces being given in " Echoes from the Oxford Maga- 
zine." Is the son of Rev. James Godley, of Ashfield, Co. 
Cavan ; matriculated at BaUiol College, Oxford, on October 20, 1874, 
aged 18. Sch. 1874; B.A., 1879; M.A., 1882. A Fellow and tutor of 
Magdalen College, Oxford, 1SS3, and senior Dean of Arts, 1885. He was 
concerned with Mr. W. P. French in a comic journal entitled The Trom- 
bone of Truth, and is the author of some classical works. 

GOGARTY, OLIVER ST. JOHN, M.D.— A. young Dublin surgeon, who is the 
author of various poems in local publications, such as United Irishman, 
Sinn Fein, Dana, etc. Some of these show a good deal of wit. Graduated 
B.A., T.C.D., 1903, and M.B. and M.D., 1907. 

GOGARTY, PATRICK MELRUAN. — ^Wrote many poems, particularly trans- 
lations from the French, for Weehly Irish Timeis, and other papers. Died 
at Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, January 26, 1892, aged 42. 


GOLDEN, REY. JOHN.— Old Dick the Pkophbt, or The Baud of Gougane 
Baeba, New Zealand, 1883; St. Columba, and other poems, London, 
1886, 8vo. 

A priest attached for some years to St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, 
but who had previously lived in New Zealand. His poems are uncon- 
sciously funny. 

GOLDSMITH, OLIVER.— The Tbaveller, a poem, London, 1765, 4to; The 
Good-Natueed Man, a comedy, London, 1768, 8vo ; The Deseeted Village, 
a poem, London, 1770, 4to; Thebnodia Augustalis (on the death of the 
Princess Dowager of Wales), 1772, 4to ; She Stoops to Oonquee, oe The 
Mistakes of a Night, a comedy, 1773, 8vo ; The Geumblee, a farce (not 
printed), 1773 ; Retaliation, a poem, including epitaphs on the most dis- 
tinguished wits of the metropolis, 1774, 4to ; TteB Haunch op Venison, a 
poetical epistle to Lord Qare, 1776, 4to (with portrait); The Captivity, 
an oratorio, 1836, 12mo (it was written in 1761, and sold to a publisher 
in 1764) ; Poems and Plays, Dublin, 1777 ; Poetical and Deamatic Woeks, 
1780. Many editions of all of his publications. 

Said to have been born at Pallas, near Ballymahon, Co. Longford, on 
November 10, 1728, but more probably born in Co. Roscommon (see the 
valuable little book on "The Haunts of Goldsmith," by Very Rev. Mon- 
signor J. J. Kelly (q.v.) Educated first at village schools, then at Elphin, 
Athloue and Edgeworthstown, and finally at T.C.D., where he graduated 
B.A. in February, 1749. Studied medicine at Edinburgh and Leyden, and 
wandered about the Continent for a couple of years. Settled in London 
in 1756, and acted in various capacities. His acquaintance with Johnson, 
Burke, Reynolds, etc., and the story of his interesting career from that 
date are matters of common knowledge. He died on April 4, 1774, and 
was buried in the Temple, where he had lived for years. A memorial was 
. erected to him in Westminster Abbey soon after his death with a Latin 
epitaph by Dr. Johnson, in which occurs the famous sentence, " He touched 
nothing that he did not adorn." 

GOLDSMITH, OLIVER.— The Rising Village, a poem, London, 1825, 12mp 
(with preface by the Bishop of Nova Scotia) ; another edition, St. John, 
New Brunswick, 1834, 12mo. 

A collateral descendant of the preceding. Born in Nova Scotia, and 
became a clerk in the commissariat department, finally attaining the rank 
of Commissary General. Died somewhere about 1850. 

GORDON, FRANCIS S. — Nbwtownstewaet : A Geaphic and Teagic Tale, etc., 
by "Nemo," Belfast, 1872, 16mo. 

A second edition, in 1873, contained thirty-eight introductory pages, 
giving a report of the trial of Sub-Inspector Montgomery for the murder 
of William Glass, a bank cashier. Gordon was a merchant in Newtown- 
stewart, and Clerk of Petty Session for the district. He died on March 
19, 18B2, and was buried at Balnassaggart. 

GORDON, REY. DAVID.— Is referred to in Miss Mary Banim's "Here and 
There through Ireland," where a popular song by him, entitled " Sweet 
County Down," will be found. Born in Saintfield, Co. Down, 1820, and 
was a non-subscribing (Unitarian) minister, appointed to Downpatrick in 
1871, and remaining there till his death in 1893. ' Several of his poems 
were locally well-known. 

GORDON, JONATHAN W., M.D.— A poet included in Coggeshall's " Poets 
and Poetry of the West," where several of his pieces are given. Was 
the son of an Irish emigrant labourer, and born in Pennsylvania on 


August 13, 1820. Became a lawyer, then a physician, and was twice 
Speaker of the House of Representatives of his State. 

GORDON, MICHAEL.— Poems, London, 1836, 16mo. 

A poet, born in or near Clara, King's Co. B.A., T.C.D., 1829; M.A., 
1832. His volume is largely Irish. 

GORDON, ROBERT HUNTER, M.D.— A clever poetical contributor to Dublin 
T'niversity Magazine over the signature of "Coul Goppagh." He is men- 
tioned in Fitzpatrick's " Life of Charles Lever " as a great friend of the 
novelist, and his locum tenens for a time as dispensai-y doctor at Port- 
stewart, Co. Derry. He was the son of a Belfast merchant, was born 
there about 1815, and graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1838; M.A., 1842. In 1847 
he married a Miss Hill, of Bellaghy Castle, who died young, leaving a 
young family. Dr. Gordon died at the age of 42 on September 16, 18S7, 
at Castledawson. Lady Ferguson's biography of her husband. Sir 
Samuel Ferguson (q.v.), has several references to Gordon, but the present 
writer's notice of him in the Northern Whig in 1909 is the fullest extant. 

GORE, REV. JOHN (?). — Scbiptdre Narratives, in verse, with psalms, 
hymns, and spiritual songs, Eton, 1853, 8vo. 
A minor Canon of Windsor. B.A., T.C.D., 1827; M.A., 1832 (?). 

GORE, WILLIAM. — The Necromancer, a masque in verse, Dublin, 1813, 12mo. 

GORE-BOOTH, EYA.— See under Booth. 

GORGES, MARY. — Was the author of several volumes, including a couple 
in verse, but I have not been able to find them. In 1897 she published 
"A Twelfth Night King." She wi-ote much verse for many years in 
Chambers' Journal, and also contributed to Irish Monthly, etc. She was 
the daughter of William Daniel Kelly, of Castlepark, Co. Roscommon, 
and married Major Gorges, an East Indian Company Officer, whom she 
survived for many years, dying at an advanced age in Kingstown, near 
Dublin, on December 15, 1911. 

GORMLEY, JOHN J. — ^An Irish-American poet who has contributed verse 
of some merit to New York Sun, Celtic Magazine, etc. The Cork Ex- 
aminer has reprinted poems of his on several occasions. 

GOSNELL, SAMUEL. — A witty Cork poet, who wrote in Blackwood's 
Magazine (vol. 7, etc.), a poem entitled " Daniel O'Rourke," in six 
cantos, over the pseudonym of " Fogarty O'Fogarty." A! poem by him, 
also signed by that name, will be found in Literary Magnet*, for 1827 
(part 2, page 287). It is entitled "Davy Lynch and the Fairies." 
Gosnell was a surgeon, and has been sometimes called WiUiam' Gosnell. 
His father, Henry Gosnell, was ai Cork apothecary, and died at Cork in 
July, 1793. Gosnell edited Something New, a witty Cork paper, about 
1818, and wrote largely for other papers of his native city. He al^o 
wrote for London Literary Gazette. There was a printer named Samuel 
Gosnell, in Little Queen Street, Holborn, London, in 1804, who printed 
the poems of a Mr. Hackett in that year, whoi may have been related 
to him. The dates of Gosnell's birth and death are unknown. 

GOUGH, CLEMENT. — Prince Connla of the Golden Hair, a poem, Dublin, 

Lives at Ballyorley, Ferns, Co. Wexford. 

GOUGH, H. T. (?). — A Monody, appropriate to the memory of Tyrone 
Power, London, 1841, 4to (with portrait of Power) ; An Ode, inscribed 


with reverent regard to the memory of William Shakespeare, the 
"immortal bard," London, 1848, 4to. 
Was of Theatre Eoyal, Haymarket. 

GOULDING, LAURENCE G.— Born in Co. Clare in 1838, and educated 
there. Studied law, but emigrating to New York, dabbled in journalism 
as well, ■ and finally entered the publishing trade. He has written a 
good deal of verse, some of which is in Boyle O'Reilly's " Poetry and 
Song of Ireland," and has published " Ireland's Destiny," " The 
Catholic Churches of New York," " An Epitome of Irish History," and 
other prose works. He has acted as a Commissioner of Education in 
New York. 

GO WING, EMILIA AYLMEB. — Leon de Beaumanoir, blank verse poem, 
London; Feance Discrowned and other poems, 1871 (over her 
maiden name, " E. A. Blake"); second edition, London and Belfast, 
1874, 8vo; Nelson, a play in four acts and a tableau, prose and verse, 
London and Sydenham, 1878, 8vo; Ballads and Poems for recitation, 
London, 1884, 8vo ; The Ciihben, poems for recitation, etc., London, 
1887, 8vo (the sonnets are unpaged); Ballads of the Tower, etc., poems 
for recitation, London, 1891, 8vo ; Sita and other Poems, London, 1895, 
8vo; Boadicea, a play in four acis; Poems eor Recitation, etc., London, 
1899, 8vo. 

Also a few novels. Was the daughter of the late Mr. Blake, Q.C., a 
well-known Dublin lawyer, and was born in Bath, October, 1846. Married 
the late Mr. WiUiam Gowing (known on the stage as Walter Gordon) in 
1887. Her poems are often recited at public entertainments, and she 
appeared on the stage as an actress. Several of her dramas, such as " A 
Life Race," and "A Crown for Love," have been successfully produced 
in London. She died on August 20, 1906, at Aix-Les-Bains. 

GRACE, SHEFFIELD. — Lines Written at Jbrpoint Abbey (with notes, 
illustrations inserted, Irish songs with the music, etc.), edited by 
S. G., 1820, 8vo ; another edition, with two songs, Irish and English, 
notes, monumental inscriptions and translations of the same, chiefly by 
S. G., 1823, etc., 4to; An Ancient Feudal Wae-song, the slogan of the 
retainers and clansmen of the family of Grace, Barons of Oourtstown. 
With translations . . collected and composed by S. G., 1839, 8vo. 

Author of " Memoirs of the Family of Grace " (2 vols., London, 
privately printed, 1828, 4to), and other works. Grace seems to have been 
only editor of above publications. See under " Hall, S. C." 

GRADY, THOMAS.— The Danciad (by " a young gentleman "), a poem. 
Limerick, 1783, 8vo ; The Vision (anonymously), a poem, containing 
reflections on fashionable attachments, fashionable marriages, and 
fashionable education, by an enemy to them all, Dublin, 1798 ; The West 
Briton, being a collection of poems (including the Repository, Muse, 
Flesh-Blrush, iElpilogues, etc.), Dublin, 1800, 4to; The Barrister,, a 
poem, 1799; The Barrister, with other poeins (anonymously), London, 
second edition, 1812, 8vo (24 pp.) No. 1, being the First Letters of the 
Country Post-Bag, Dublin, 1815; No. 3, or the Nose-Gay, Dublin, 
1815, 8vo ; second edition of the same, with portrait and plates by Brocas, 
1816 ; The History of a Nose-Gay, — . 

Also wrote " Sir Phelim O'Shaughnessy," " Peace," and other poems, 
and was probably the "David Power" who published "A Familiar 
Epistle from D. P., Esq., the celebrated author of Injunction Bills," 
etc., etc., to Spectacle Tom, the celebrated author of " The West Briton," 
Dublin, 1800, 8vo. "The West Briton " was written in support of the 


Union; and he wrote "The Tlesh-Brush " for Lady Clare. He was 
called " Spectacle Grady " to distinguish him from othen Gradys. " The 
Nose-Gay," which was dedicated to Tom Moore, was a ferocious satire 
on George Evans Bruce, a Limerick banker of shady antecedents. Bruce 
took an action for libel against Grady, and was given a verdict with ^6500 
damages. Sooner than pay it, Grady went to Brussels, and lived there 
on the proceeds of some property he owned at Belmont, Castleconnell. 
O'Connell was his counsel at the trial. He died about 1820 either in 
Brussels or Boulogne. In 1805 he had been High Sheriff of Limerick. 
Moore mentions him in his "Diary," vol. 3, pp. 342-3. See for other 
references to O'Grady, Daniel 0. Madden's "Revelations of Ireland," 
pp. 9-13. 

GRAFFAN, REV. HUGH, D.D.— Is frequently referred to in the early part of 
the eighteenth century as a writer of verse, and was a regular butt of the 
wits of 1730-50. Mrs. Pilkington says her husband wrote an elegy on him 
long before his death occurred. B.A., T.C.D., 1721; Fellow, 1724; M.A., 
1724; B.D., 1731 ; D.D., 1736. He was Censor of T.O.D., 1724. See under 
" Ohamberlaine, Rev. W." 

GRAHAM, HENRY. — The Abbey, and other poems, Downpatrick, 1833. 

GRAHAM, REV. JOHN. — God's Revenge against Rebellion, an historical 
poem on the State of Ireland, Dublin, 1820, 8vo. ; Hisiobical Poetey, 
with biographical notes, Londonderry, 1823, 8vo; The King's Vision, 
an historical poem, Dublin, 1822, 8vo; Sir Habcoubt's Vision, an his- 
torical poem, Dublin, 1823, 8vo; Poems, chiefly historical, Belfast, 
1828, 8vo. 

One or two of the above were anonymous. Also published a history of 
Ireland and several other works, mostly relating to Derry, and edited 
Ashton's " Battle of Aughrim," He is represented in Young's " Orange 
Melodist," Johnston's " Boyne Book of Poetry and Song," and similar 
works. He was born in Co. Longford, in 1774; educated T.C.D. (B.A., 
1798; M.A., 1815); ordained in 1799; became Rector of Tamlaght-Ard, 
Co. Derry, and died at Magilligan Glebe, in that county, on March 6, 
1844. Wrote for Warder (1828-28), sometimes over signature of " An 
Apprentice Boy." See Croker's " Popular Songs," and " Historical 
Songs," for pieces by him, and references. He is the best of the Orange 
poets. He is said to have written witty parodies of all of Moore's 
" Melodies." 

GRAHAM, REIT. JOHN. — Poems, sacred, didactic, and descriptive, second 
edition, Ix)ndon, 1861, 8vo (with photograph.) 

Author of several religious works. Born near Omagh, Co. Tyrone, May 
19, 1822; drowned on August 1, 1879. A " Memoir " of him, published 
by C. Graham, London, 1880. Possibly the B.A., T.C.D. , 1844; M.A., 

GRAHAM, MATTHEW MOORE.— The Giantess, from the Irish of Oisin, 
and THE Wae or Donomore, with other poems and translations descrip- 
tive of Irish scenery, Belfast, 1833. 

He projected but never published a four-volume work, " Irish Poets of 
Louth," which exists in MS. Graham wrote a book in prose and verse 
called "The Landlord and Tenant, or the Effect of Church and State 
United," which is also in MS. (in the possession of his daughter, Mrs. 
A. J. CarroU, Blackrock, near Dundalk.) He was born on June 6, 1805, 
and died on January 1, 1882. He was a civil engineer, and for many 
years was assistant to John Neville, County Surveyor, of Louth. He 
prepared several maps for D'Alton and O'Flanagan's "History of Dun- 
dalk." He was a good Gaelic scholar, and preserved many Irish poems. 


GRAHAM, MAUD.— Born at Beechliill, Londonderry, on March 13, 1871, 
but removed with her parents to Paisley, Scotland, in 1875, where she 
received her education, and entered into business. There are six poems 
by her in Robert Brown's " Paisley Poets," vol. II., pp. 541-547. 

GRAHAM, WILLIAM. — The Wild Rose; being Songs, Oomic and Senti- 
mental, Paisley, 1851. 

Was a native of County Down, born in 1816, but brought to Paisley by 
his parent when about six years of age. Was first a weaver, then a 
soldier, afterwards returned to Paisley, where he settled. There is a 
short sketch of him, as well as examples of his verse, in Robert Brown'& 
Paisley Poets, vol. II., pp. 61-65. 

GRAHAM, REY. WILLIAM. — The Spirit op Love, a commentary (verse ?), 
1857 ; Fifty Songs ov Zion, Loudon, 1857, 12mo. 

Born at Clough Farm, Co. Antrim, in 1810. Became Presbyterian 
minister of Dundonald, Co. Down, and a missionary, and died in Belfast, 
December 11, 1883. 

GRANNELL, ROBERT J. — An occasional contributor of verse thirty years 
ago to Irish Fireside, Weehly News, Larnp, etc., over his full name or 
signature of "dan Rannaill." Was then a resident of Peokham, South 

GRANT, ANTHONY.— Juvenilia, Poetical Fragments, Belfast, 1829, 8vo. 

GRANT, HENRY H.— A retired schoolmaster, in Co. Tyrone, living in Omagh. 
He wrote many poems for Tyrone Constitution. 

GRANT, RICHARD. — An Irish-American poet, who wrote a good deal of verse 
at one time for Boston Pilot, Redpath's Weekly, and other American 
papers. He was a Tipperary man, and died in the summer of 1897. 
The New York Sun, in its obituary, quoted some of his pieces. He is said 
to have been educated at T.C.D., and to have been a good scholar and 

GRATTAN, H. P.— See under Henry Grattan Plunkett. 

GRATTAN, HENRY. — This great statesman and orator wrote some poems 
which will be found in the biography of him, written by his son and pub- 
lished in five volumes, as also in Joshua Edkins' collection of 1789-90 (q.v.) 
He was also a contributor to " Baratariana," and may have penned some 
of its verse. Gilbert, in his "History of Dublin," vol. 1, page 24, says 
(erroneously) that his epilogue to " Comus," in "Private Theatre of 
Kilkenny," 1825, was his only poetical composition. He was born in 
Dublin, July 3, 1746; educated at some Dublin schools and at T.C.D. ; 
entered the Irish Parliament in 1775, strongly opposed the Union, but 
entered the Imperial Parliament in 1805, and died in London on June 4, 
1820, aged 74, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. 

GRATTAN, THOMAS COLLEY.— Phillibert), a .poetical romance^ in six 
cantos, with notes, London, 1819, 8vo ; Ben Nazir, the Saracen, a 
trag-edy in five acts, and in verse, London, 1827, 8vo. 

^^'as a very popular novelist in his day. His best-known productions, 
however, are his three series of sketches entitled ' ' Highways and By- 
ways," published 1823, 1825, and 1827. Born in Dublin in 1792, and 
educated at Athy, Co. Kildare. He wrote largely to New Monthly 

Magazine, etc., and did some very good translations from the French 
poets. Was appointed British Consul at Massachusetts in 1839. He 
died in London on July 4, 1864. His " Jacqueline of Holland," and 
"Heiress of Bruges," are good historical novels. 


GRAVES, ALFRED PERCEYAL.— Sokos op Killarney, London, 1873, 8vo; 
Out of the Frying-Pan, a comedy, translated by P. Toft, and adapted 
by A. P. G. (in Lacy's collection of plays) ; Ieish Songs and Ballads, 
London, 1880, 8vo ; Songs op Old Ireland, words by A. P. Gr., music 
arranged by Prof. Stanford, London, 1883, 8vo; Father O'Flynn and 
other Irish Lyrics (mainly a reprint), London, 1889, 8vo ; The Irish 
Poems op A. P. Graves, 2 vols., Dublin, 1908. 

Also edited "Songs of Irish Wit and Humour," London, 1884, 8vo; 
"The Purcell Papers," by Lefanu, with memoir, 3 vols., London, 1880; 
" The Irish Song Book," 1894, and wrote a small work on school manage- 
ment. He is, besides, the author of a couple of operettas. Is the son of 
the Protestant Bishop of Limerick, Dr. Oharles Graves, and nephew of 
Rev. R. P. Graves. Born in Dublin, July 22, 1846; sent to school at 
Windermere, and finally to T.C.D., where he graduated B.A., 1871. Con- 
tributed to Kottabos of Dublin and Dark Blue of Oxford. Became a 
clerk in the Home Office and afterwards private secretary to Mr. 
Winterbotham there. Was married in 1874 to one of the Misses Cooper, 
of Cooper Hill, Co. Limerick, by whom he had five children. His wife 
died in 1886, and he married a second time in 1892. Was appointed 
an Inspector of Schools, and only retired recently from the posi- 
tion. Has writi>en a good deal for Spectator, Cassell's Family 
Ma-gazine, and other high-class magazines and papers, and was dramatic 
critic of The Examiner for some time. A few of his poems are in " Lays 
and Lyrics of the Pan-Celtic Society," and he is in all recent Irish antho- 
logies, being one of the most popular of Irish poets. In the Boston Pilot 
he used the signature of " Suil Dhuv." 

GRAVES, ARNOLD F. — Clytemvestra, a tragedy, with preface by Prof.' R. 
Y. Tyrrell, London, 1903; Dublin, 1906, 8vo. 

Brother of the preceding. B.A., T.C.D., 1868. Has written verse 
anonymously for various journals, but a signed poem of his appeared in 
Spectator of a few years ago. He also published a story called " Prince 

GRAVES, RIGHT REV. CHARLES, D.D. (Bishop of Limerick).— Was the 
fourth son of John Orosbie Graves, and was born in Dublin on November 
6, 1812, and educated at T.C.D., where he graduated B.A., 18S5; Fellow, 
1836; M.A., 1838; B.D. and D.D., 1851. Became Dean of Cloufert 
1864-6), and has been also Dean of Chapel Royal, Dublin. Was made 
Bishop in 1866; Honorary D.C.L., of Oxford, 1881. He was a notable 
mathematician, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society. Some of his 
poems are in Kottabos; others were printed for private circulation. His 
sonnet to Wordsworth, which pleased the poet, will be found in preface 
(page 35) of Grosart's edition of Wordworth's prose writings. He died on 
July 17, 1899. 

GRAVES, CHARLES LARCOM. — The Blarney Ballads, illustrated, London, 
1888, ito ; The Green Above the Red, more Blarney ballads, illustrated 
by Linley Sambourne, London, 1889, 4to; The Hawabdbn Horace, Lon- 
don, 1894, 8vo; More Hawabden Horaces, London, 1896, 8vo; The 
Humours op the Fray, London, 1907 ; Party Portraits, London, 1910. 
Is the fourth son of preceding, and sometime a frequent contributor to 
Globe, Saturday Review, etc. Born in Co. Kerry on December 15, 1856. 
He is a well-known musical critic, and author of a biography of Sir George 
Grave, and other works, including some clever skits (with E'. V. Lucas.) 
^Matriculated at Christ-Church, Oxford, on October 19, 1875, aged 18; 
B.A., 1879; M.A., 1882. 


GRAVES, CLARA. — ^A sister of the Bisliop of Limerick, and born in Dublin 
in 1808. She married the great German historian, Leopold Von Ranke, 
and died in 1871. She is represented as a poetess in Main's " Treasury 
of English Sonnets," 1880, and in Thomas Solly's " Coronal of English 
Verse," Berlin, 1880. Her other poems were only privately circulated. 

GRAVES, CLOTILDE. — Nitocbis, a play in verse (produced at Drury Lane 

in 1887); The Lover's Battle, a heroical comedy in rhyme, founded upon 
Pope's " Rape of the Look," London, 1902. 

Author of various tales published within the last few years, and of one 
or two other dramatic pieces. Was a constant contributor to Judy, a 
London comic paper. She is the daughter of an Irish clergyman, and 
was born at Buttevant, Co. Cork, on June 3, 1864. She is a journalist in * 
London. Her novel, "The Dop Doctor," published recently under the 
signature of " Richard Dehan," has had remarkable success. 

GRAVES, JOSEPH. — Cupid, a burlesque burletta, in one act, and in verse; 
The Wife, a tale of a Mantua Maker, a burlesque burletta, in one act 
and in verse (a parody on Sheridan Knowles' " Wife, a tale of Mantua "). 
Various other dramatic works included in Dunoombe's " British 
Theatre." 1825, etc. " Cupid " was acted in London in 1837. He also 
published " Dramatic Tales founded on Shakespeare's plays," 3 vols., 

GRAVES, REV. ROBERT PERCEVAL.— A contributor to Kottabos, and 
Spectator, and author of other fugitive pieces of verse. Born March 
10, 1810.' Sch. T.C.D., 1830; B.A., 1832; M.A., 1837. Died October 5, 
1893, and buried in Mount Jerome. Has written several books, theo- 
logical and otherwise. But his best known work is his massive biography, 
in three volumes, of Sir William Bowan Hamilton, the great mathema- 
tician. Was a brother of Bishop Graves mentioned above. He wrote 
verse for Dublin University Magazine in its earlier years. 

GRAY, BERNARD. — Songs and Stories of Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, 
1909, 8vo. 

GRAY, GEORGE. — Lord Edwabd^ or Forty Years Ago, an historical drama 
in two acts and in prose, Dublin, 1842, 8vo. 

Of the London, Liverpool, and Dublin Theatres. 

GRAY, JANE LEWERS. — Selections from the Writings of Jane 
Lewers Gray, New York, 1872. 

Authoress of various poems, and included in Connolty's '' Household 
Library of Ireland's Poets." Was the daughter of William Lewers, of 
Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, and was educated at the Moravian 
Seminary, at Graoehill, near Belfast. Lived for many years at Euston, 
Pennsylvania (U.S.A.), where her husband, the Rev. John Gray, D.D., 
was Rector of the first Presbyterian Church. Her poems were printed for 
private circulation. Born at Castleblayney on August 2, 1796, and went to 
America in 1820 with her husband. Died November 18, 1871. See J. B. 
Carpenter's " Penny Readings," vol. 4, p. 221. 

GRAYDON, CHARLES. — Is represented in the anthology of verse by Irish 
writers, edited by Joshua Edkins and published in Dublin, 1801. B.A., 
T.C.D., 1792. 

GREADY, EDWARD. — Caswallbn, King of Britain, a tragedy in verse. 
London (?), 1826. 


GREEN, MISS. — An Irish poetess living in Dundee, but born in Belfast, I 
believe. Eugene Davis referred to her in the Nation, a few years ago, 
as a national writer, but only vaguely. 

GREEN, REY. JOHN HENNEBERRY.— A contributor of prose and verse 
to Nation in the fifties, over his initials. He wrote in its pages a 
biography of Dr. John Lanigan, the ecclesiastical historian (who was a 
cousin of his mother), which was republished later as a pamphlet in 
Cincinnati. He was born in the town of Tipperary in 1822, 
and went to U.S.A. in 1859, and became editor of Cincinnati 
Catholic Telegraph. Besides a "Catechism of Irish Geography" 
(Cincinnati, 1859), he published a pamphlet on the Irish question (about 
1863.) He fought in the Civil War, and was shot through the lungs on 
September 10, 1861, and was 'left for dead on the battlefield. On his 
recovery he studied law and was admitted to the bar, obtaining a legal 
clerkship at Washington, which he held for about six years. He resigned 
it in 1872 in order to become a. priest. In 1874 he was ordained at MiU 
Hill, London, and was sent to Baltimore, where he officiated till his 
death, a few years ago. From 1885 he edited St. Joseph's Advocate, an 
illustrated quarterly of that town. 

GREENE, GEORGE ARTHUR.— Italian Lyrists of To-Day, translations 
by G. A. G., London, 1893, 8vo; second edition, 1898, 8vo. 

A contributor to Kottabos. B.A., T.C.D., 1876; M.A., 1879. Has 
edited one or two volumes in " The Intermediate Education Series," and 
is the author of poems in various periodicals. Six poems by him are in 
" The Book of the Rhymers' Club," London, 1892, and he is represented 
in several Irish anthologies, notably " A Treasury of Irish Poetry," edited 
by Stopford Brooke and T. W. RoUeston, to which he also contributed 
various critical notices. He was born in Florence, Italy, in 1853, and 
was educated in Italy and at Trinity College, through which he passed with 
distinction. He has published several other translations from the Italian 
and German. 

GREENE, THOMAS.— Many Moods in Many Metres, poems, Dublin, 1902. 
A contributor to Kottabos. B.A., T.C.D., 1864 ; LL.B., 1877. He wrote 
poems for Tinsley's Magazine and various papers. Died at his residence, 
Mageney, Co. Kildare, on November 2, 1901, aged 58. 

GREENE, KATHLEEN CONYNGHAM.— The Third Road, and other songs 
and verses, London, 1911. 

GREER, JOHN.— Born in Wordtown, EUistrim, near Letterkenny, Co. 
Donegal, on April 1, 1851, and was educated at the local national school. 
In 1870 he was appointed teacher of the school, and resigned the post in 
1889, after which time he was employed in a business house. He died 
in or about 1895. A good deal of his verse appeared in the Deny Journal, 
Berry Standard, and Weekly Irish Times, over the signatures of " Miles 
Murphy," "42," "White Lilies," "White Heather," " Aughnish," etc. 

GREER, JOHN. — ^A Poem upon the Advancement op Alan Bbodrick, Lord 
Chanoellok oe Ireland, Dublin, 1714, 4to. 

GREER, SARAH D.— The Chained Bible, and other poems, Dublin, 1857. 
Wife of a Mr. John R. Greer, and a quakeress. 

GREGAN, PAUL.— Sunset Town, poems, Kilkenny, 1899 (?). 

ly^rote various poems for United Ireland and other papers. Is repre- 
sented in " Dublin Book of Irish Verse," 1909. 


GREGG, FREDERICK J.— Author of various poems in The Irish Fireside, 
of a few years ago, and of some essays in the same journal. He is in- 
cluded in " Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland," Dublin, 1889. Went 
to U.S.A. in the nineties, and is a well-known journalist in New York, 
being on the staff of the Sun, I believe. 

GREGG, ST. GEORGE.— Ambition, a poem [circa 183-5.] 

Was at one time a banker, and afterwards a prominent merchant in 
Dublin, but failed. He went to London, where he also failed, mainly 
through drink and dissipation. He was employed as a clerk at Hoxton, 
with a salary of ^300 a year, but could not keep the position. He finally 
drowned himself in the Regent's Canal on January 4, 1840. He was the 
author of a work on Currency, etc. His poem I have not seen, nor can I 
fix the exact date of its publication, but in obituary references it is men- 
tioned as a volume published a. few years previously. 

GREGG, REV. TRESHAM DAMES, D.D.— The Life and Dk4th or King 
Edwaed the Sixth, an historical drama in five acts, and in verse, after 
the Elizabethan model, London, 1857, 8vo; Mart Tudor, Fibst Queen 
Regent of England, an historical drama in five acts, and in verse, after 
the Elizabethan model, London, 1858, 8vo; Queen Elizabeth, or the 
Oeigin op Shakespeare, a drama in five acts, chiefly in verse, London, 
1872, 8vo; Memoranda in Rhyme . . . Epigrams, etc., by T.D.G., 
1879, 8vo. 

Author of u. great many theological and controversial works, and well- 
known in his day. The wits styled him " Trashy " Gregg. He died at 
Sandymount, Dublin, in October, 1881, aged 82. He was a graduate 
of T.C.D. (B.A., 1826; M.A., 1830; B.D. and D.D., 1853.) 

GREGORY, REY. GEORGE, D.D. — The Siege of Jerusalem, a tragedy. 

Born in Co. Wexford, on April 14, 1754. Wrote a large number of 
historical and other works, and died on March 12, 1808, at West Ham, 
Essex, of which parish he was Rector, and in whose churchyard he 
was buried. The above tragedy is conjectured to be his. 

GRIERSON, CONSTANTIA.— The Art of Printing, a poem, Dublin, 1764, 
folio sheet. 

There is a poem of hers prefixed to Mrs. Barber's volume (1734), and 
she is represented in " Poems by Eminent Ladies " (1755, 12mo). She 
was a most accomplished classical scholar, and her son was likewise well 
known for his learning. Mrs. Pilkington's " Memoirs " refer to her, 
and a couple of poems and a letter of hers are quoted. Her maiden name 
was Phillips, and she was the wife of the famous printer, George Grierson. 
She was buried in St. Michan's, Dublin, I have been told, but St. 
Werburgh's is also given as the place. She was born in Co. Cavan (?) in 
1706, and died in 1733. 

GRIFFIN, GERALD.— Gisippus, a play in verse, London, 1842, 8vo; 
Poetical and Dramatic Works, London, Dublin, 1857, 8vo ; other editions 
and reprints. 

Griffin is undoubtedly one of the most popular, as well as one of the 
best of Irish novelists. His " Collegians," in the opinion of 
many, stamps him as the chief of Irish writers of fiction. Its drama- 
tisation into Boucicault's well-known " Colleen Bawn " has served to 
increase its popularity. His " Munster Festivals," and ", Holland-tide 
Tales " are also widely read by his countrymen, his " Invasion " and 
'' Rivals " being much less known. He was born in Limerick on December 
12, 1803, and went to London in his youth, to carve out his fortune. 


After a very hard struggle, during which John Banim frequently 
befriended him, he managed to attain success, and, strangely enough, 
chose that time for retiring from the world. He entered the order of the 
Christian Brothers, and died in Cork on June 12, 1840, aged 36. He 
wrote a good deal for the London Literary Gazette, over the signature 
of "Oscar," and various slight dramatic pieces for Covent Garden 
Theatre, over the pseudonym of "6. Joseph." 

ORIFFIN, GERALD.— Lays op ihe Moy, Dublin, 1903. 

Is a professor or tutor in one of the Irish Colleges, and, I think, a 

GRIFFIN, MARTIN J.— Born of Irish parentage in St. John's, Newfound- 
land, August 7, 1847, and was educated at St. Mary's College, Halifax, 
Nova Scotia. He was called to the bar in Halifax in 1868, and between 
1869 and 1874 edited The Herald, and The Express there, besides writing 
for The Chronicle. He became private secretary to the Dominion Min- 
ister of Justice in 1878, editor of the Toronto Mail) in 1881, and Parlia- 
mentary Librarian, Ottawa, 1885. He is the author of various poems, 
and is included in Oscar Fay Adams' " Through the Year with the 
Poets," Boston. 

GRIFFIN, ROBERT. — The Rise op Ekin, a few lines dedicated to His Most 
Gracious Majesty George IV. on his auspicious visit to Ireland, Dublin, 
1821, 8vo. (Anonymous.) 

GRIFFITH, AMYAS. — Poems on Several Occasions (?) — ; The Swaddler, a 
faroe, with portrait of author, Dublin, 1771, 12mo. 

Born at Roscrea, 174ff, and, according to a sketch of him in The Gentle- 
man's and London Magazine, for December, 1785, published by subscrip- 
tion a volume of poems when, he was about 16 years old, which was a 
great success. He also produced a dramatic piece called " The Swaddler," 
the printed copy dated " Feathard, June 24, 1771," having as a frontis- 
piece an engraving of Griffith, his elbow resting on a table, on which a 
MS. is partially unrolled displaying the title, " Poems on Several 
Occasions." He was Surveyor of Taxes, but lost the position through 
opposing the Government at the Carrickfergus election in 1785. John 
Giffard's " Orange" refers tp his crooked legs and his vanity. He went 
to Belfast in 1780. In Walker's Hibernian Magazine for January, 1773, 
there is a notice and portrait of him. In John Bernard's " Recollec- 
tions " there are references to him. His "Miscellaneous Tracts," 1771, 
include some in favour of the Catholics. There are some songs in his 
farce, "The Swaddler." 

GRIFFITH, HENRY ALLAN. — Jerusalem Liberated, translated by Henry 
Allan Griffith, Esq., R.N., from the original Italian of Torquato Tasso, 
8vo, Belfast, 1863. 

Was the third son of Richard Griffith, Esq., D.E., of Millioent, Co. 
Kildare (q.v.), and M.P. for Askeaton, and Mary Hussey Burgh, third 
daughter of Right Honourable Walter Hussey Burgh, of Donore, Co. 
Kildare, Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland; 
entered the Navy at thirteen, and retired after eighteen years' service, 
spending the remainder of his life in' the quiet pursuits of a country 
gentleman. He died at Sandymount, near Dublin, where he had gone for 
the benefit of his health, 22 December, 1860. The above volume was pub- 
lished in accordance with a wish he had expressed in his last will and 


GRIFFITH, RICHARD.— Vaeiett, a comedy, 1782, 8yo. 

This work is said to have been written by him; it was performed 
eight times at Drury Lane Theatre. He was born about 1704; Sch. 
T.C.D., 1719; B.A., 1721; M.A., 1724. He may be the "Mr. Grifiath" 
whose epilogue is included in Concamen's collection of " Miscellaneous 
Poems," 1724, though Thomas Griffith, the actor, is a more likely author. 
His wife, Elizabeth Griffith, was a voluminous dramatist and miscel- 
laneous author. He was M.P. for the borough of Askeaton in the Irish 
Parliament, and died before his wife (whose death occurred at Millicent, 
Co. Kildare, in January, 1793.) 

GRIFFITH, RICHARD (Jun.).— The Fete at Kensington Gobe, etc. (verse), 
London, 1800, 4to ; Kibkheas, a descriptive poem written in 1760, etc., 
London, 1802, 4to ; Pbovidenob, or. The Two Spabbows, etc. (verse), 
London, 1804, 4to (MS. note$ in B.M. copy.) 

Son of the preceding, and probable author of works given above. He 
was also M.P. for Askeaton, and in March, 1793, married Mary Hussey 
Burgh, daughter of the Lord Chief Baron Burgh. He died in 1820. 

GROVES, REY. EDWARD.— The Warden of Galway, a tragedy in verse, 
1832; Alompbah, or. The Huntbb oe Bubmah, a tragedy, 1832; The 
O'DoNOGHtTE OE the Lakes, a melodrama ; The Donagh, a melodrama, 
and other plays. 

Sch. T.C.D., 1792; B.A., 1794. One of his tragedies was founded on 
the career of Thomas Fitzgerald (Silken Thomas). "The Warden of 
Galway " was first produced on the Dublin stage in November, 1831, and 
the other pieces were also produced there, except that on Silken Thomas, 
which was never acted. He was an ardent repealer, and O'Connell visited 
the theatre when Groves took a benefit. His " Warden of Galway " had 
the then remarkable run of forty-five nights. Extracts are given from 
this piece in Athencnum for 1833. Referred toi in Mooney's " History of 
Ireland " as a Protestant patriot. Published " Stories from the History 
of Greece," and " Pasilogia," a work on universal language, Dublin, 
1846, and edited the small volume of translations from Petrarch, by 
Lord Charlemont (q.v.) 

GRUBB, DOROTHEA.— Gebald Fitzgebald, a tale of the 17th century, in 
four cantos, Waterford, 1845, 8vo (over her initials). 

GUBBINS, CHARLOTTE.— One Day's Joubney, a story of the Revenue 
Police, and other poems, Sligo, 1862. 
Her maiden name was Gibson. 

GUERNSEY, WELLINGTON.— A popular musician and song-writer, 
who was born in MuUingar, Co. Westmeath, on June 8, 1817, and 
died in London, November 13, 1885. Wrote and composed a large number 
of songs, and set others by Thomas Davis, S. N. Elrington, Gerald Griffin, 
F. W. N. Bayley, T. H., Bayly, etc., to music. His melodies, " I'll hang 
my Harp on a willow-tree," " Poor Old Ned," etc., were freoLuently sung, 
and his words toi " Mary Blane," and " Alice, Where Art Thou? " were 
also much appreciated. He arranged the music and composed symphonies 
for " The OJd Songs of Old Ireland," edited by) Rqv. Josephi Fitzgerald, 
London, 1843, and also arranged " The Songs of Ireland," London, 1860. 

GUINEE, WILLIAM B. — A brilliant Irish journalist who wrote various poems 
in Irish papers, as well as in Tinsleif's Magazine and) other English 
periodicals. A Corkman, born at Buttevant, and for many years con- 


nected with the Morning Advertiser of Loudon. Was the author of a novel, 
and contributed admirable stories to a few magazines. His translation 
of " Old Erin in the Sea," from the Irish of John McDonnell, is in 
several anthologies. (See Varian's " Harp of Erin," and C. M. Collins' 
"Celtic Irish Songs and Song-writers.") He was for a long time con- 
nected with the Parliamentary Reporter's Gallery. Towards the end of 
his life he retired from Journalism, and settled down in his native place. 
He died there on September 1, 1901, greatly regretted, by all who knew 
him. There are references to him in " Twenty Years Ago," by Edmund 

GUINEY, LOUISE IMOGEN.— Songs at the Start, Boston (Mass.), 1884, 
16mo ; The White Saii., and other poems, Boston, 1887, 16mo ; A Road- 
side Habp, poems, Boston, 1893 ; The Makttr's Idyl and Shorter Poems, 
1899; England and Yesterday, poems, 1898; Happy Ending, collected 
poems, 1910. 

Also author of a volume of stories and sketches, entitled " Goose-quill 
Papers," 1885, and "Brownies and Bogies," 1888. Is the daughter of 
General Patrick R. Guiney, a Tipperary man, in the American army. Born 
in Boston (Mass.)j January 7, 1861. Writes constantly for the leading 
American magazines, and is consideerd one of the best of the American 
poetesses. She has edited an excellent selection of James Clarence 
Mangan's poems. For the Boston Pilot she wrote over the fictitious 
signature of "P. O. L." She was educated at Notre Dame Academy, 
Roxbury, Mass. ; the Everett Grammar School, Boston, and the Convent 
of the Sacred Heart, Providence, R.l. Much of her earlier 
work appeared in Boston Pilot, and she has written a good deal for 
Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, New York Catholic World, 
Scrihner's Century, Donohoe's Magazine, The Critic, New York Indepen- 
dent, etc. She wrote the anonymous sketch, " Dr. Johnson's Favourite," 
in Macmillam' s Magazine, 1889. She was postmistress of Auburndale, 
Mass., for some years, and is now resident in Oxford. Among her other 
works'are selections of the poems of Herny Vaughan, Thomas Stanley, 
Matthew Arnold, Katherine Phillips, etc. 

GUINNESS, REY. HENRY GRATTAN, D.D.— The City of the Seven 
Hills, a poem, London, 1891, 8vo; the same, illustrated, Chicago, U.S.A., 
1892, 12mo. 

Born at Montpelier, near Dublin, in 1835, and was a son of Capt. John 
Guinness, of Dublin. He was a very popular preacher in London, and has 
written many hymns, some of which are in " The Enlarged London Hymn 
Book," 1873. Died in July, 1910. 

GUINNESS, JANE LUCRETIA. — Sketches op Nature, comprising views of 
Zoology, botany, and geology, illustrated by original poetry, London, 

GUINNESS, MRS. J. G. — Sacred Portraiture and Illustration, and other 
poems, Dublin, 1834. 

GUINNESS, RICHARD.— Several poems by a writer of this name in Edkins' 
collection of poems, published in Dublin, in 2 vols., 1789-90. 

GUNN, REV. JOHN. — A Casket op Irish Pearls, being subjects in prose 
and verse, chiefly relating to Ireland, Dublin, 1890, 8vo. 


GWYNN, STEPHEN LUCIUS. — The Queen's Chboniclek, and othbk Poems, 
Loudon, 1901, 8vo; A Lay of Ossiak and St. Patkick, Dublin, 1903. 

This distinguished novelist and critic is the author of many books. He 
was born in Co. Donegal on February 13, 1864, and is the son of the Kev. 
John Gwynn. He gxaduated at Oxford, and began to write about 1890, 
producing several novels, and editing various classics, English and Latin. 
His most notable performances are his monograph on Thomas Moore in 
the "Englishmen of Letters" Series, and his descriptions of Irish 
scenery. He has been M.P. for Galway since 1906. 



H, J. T. — Britannia, a poem, with notes, Bublin, 1812, 8vo. 

H, P. — The HrBEHNiAD, a poem, with notes, Dublin, 1754, Svo. 
Would this be by Paul Heffernan? (g.i;.)- 

H, W.— See W. C. Hennessy. 

HAGARTY, SIR JOHN HAWKINS (Chief Justice of Ontario).— A Legend of 
Marathon, a poem, privately printed, Toronto, 1888. 

Born in Dublin on December 17, 1816, being the son of Matthew 
Hagarty. Educated at T.C.D., where he does not appear to have gradu- 
ated. Went to Canada in or about 1834, and became a lawyer of note, 
eventually reaching the high position of Chief Justice of Ontario in 1878. 
He wrote a good deal of verse for the Canadian Press, especially The 
Maple Leaf of Toronto, over the signature of "Zadig." See N. F. 
Bavin's "Irishman in Canada," pp. 605, 606. He died at Toronto, April 
27, 1900, aged 84. 

HALEY, WILLIAM THOMAS.— Le Boi S'Amusb, a tragedy from Victor 
Hugo, London, 1841, Svo; Lucrezia Boegia, ditto, London, 1841, 8vo. 

HALIDAY, ALEXANDER HENRY, M,D.— Son of the Bev. Samuel Haliday, 
a Presbyterian Minister of Belfast, where he was born about 1728 — or in 
1730, as has been said. He was, for nearly half a century, the most 
popular physician in Ulster. He was a frequent correspondent of Lord 
Charlemont's, and a number of his letters will be found in Hardy's 
life of latter, and in the Charlemont MSS. His tragedy, on the subject 
of Lucius Junius Brutus, was never printed, though CJiarlemont had a 
high opinion of it. Dr. Haliday also wrote many satirical and other 
poems, a few of which will be found in Belfast Magazine fori September 
and October, 1810, and June, 1811. He died in Belfast on April 28, 
1802, aged 72. A namesake of his published some works on natural 
history between 1839-1854. 

HALIDAY, GEN. ALEX. HENRY.— Original Hymns (anonymously), Bel- 
fast, 1844, 16mo. 

Grandson of preceding, not his son, as has sometimes been said. He 
died about 1880. 

HALIDAY, JOSEPH. — The Emerald Isle, or Ireland's Sons and Ireland's 
Scenery, a poem, Dublin, 1830 (?). 

Is said to have been a noted musician and musical inventor, and author 
of " The Bugle Hlorn," " Musical Strictures," etc. 

HALL, SAMUEL CARTER. — The Talents;, a dramatic poem (a satire), 
Cork, 1820 ; Lines Written at Jerpoint Abbey, 1823, 4to ; Poems (for 
private circulation), London, 1850 (?), 4to; The Trial of Sir Jasper, a 
temperance tale in verse, illustrated, London, 1873, Svo ; another edition, 
London, 1874, Svo; An Old Story, a temperance tale in verse, London, 
1875, Svo ; second edition, London, 1876, 8vo ; Words of Warning, etc., 
verse and prose, London, 1877 ; Bhymes in Council, Aphorisms Versi- 
fied, etc., London, 1881, Svo. 

Generally considered to have been born in Devonshire, but, according 
to his ''Retrospect of a Long Life," he was born in Geneva Barracks, 


near Waterford, on May 9, 1800, his father being an officer stationed 
at that place. Hall lived in Cork for some years, but left it in 1821, and 
went to London, where he joined the Press, becoming a Parliamentary 
reporter at first. He edited several annuals, magazines, and papers, and 
eventually founded (in 1839) the Art Journal, and had it under his charge 
until 1880. He married the following writer in 1824, and in conjunc- 
tion with her wrote a large number of works, besides those brought out 
by himself alone. He was one of the best known men in the literary 
world for many years, and died in Kensington on March 16, 1889. He 
was undoubtedly the " S. C. H." who is included in "Harmonica," a 
collection of poems published by Bolster, of Cork, in 1818. His 
" Talents" is a satire on various people in Cork. 

HALL, ANNA MARIA.— Mabel's Ctjrse, a musical drama, London (?), 1825 (?); 
St. Pibeeb the Refugee, a burletta, London, 1837, 8vo; The Peenxh 
REPnoEB (another edition of preceding), London, 1837, 8vo (prose) ; The 
Geoves of Blarney, 1838, 8vo (prose). 

Wrote occasional verse. Wife of preceding, and a native of Dublin. 
Her maiden name was Fielding, and she was born on January 6, 1800. 
She married S. C. Hall in 1824, and, in conjunction with him, produced a 
number of works of the " pot-boiler " kind. She also wrote many novels, 
which were very popular at one time, and have not even yet gone alto- 
gether out of fashion. To the annuals and magazines she contributed 
constantly, and some dramatic pieces of hers had good runs at the 
Adelphi and St. James's Theatres. She received a Civil List pension of 
ifilOO in 1868. Her death occurred at Devon Lodge, East Moulsey, on 
January 30, 1881, and she was buried in Addlestone Churchyard, where 
her husband was afterwards interred. 

HALL, SPENCER. — Frances ca da Rimini (translated from Dante's 
"Inferno," Canto 6), 1885 (?), 8vo ; another edition, privately printed, 
London, 1874, 8vo. 

A distinguished scholar and author, and librarian of Athenaeum Club. 
His brother William was one of the founders of the publishing firm of 
Chapman and Hall. Spencer Hall was born in Ireland in 1806, and died 
at Tunbridge Wells on August 21, 1875. 

HALL, W. C— Songs in a Minor Key, Dublin, 1889. 

HALLION, JOHN. — A native of Leixlip, Co. Dublin, and a farmer, who was 
contemporaneous with the infamous traitor, Luttrell, upon whom, 
according to Watty Cox's Irish Magazine (September, 1809), he wrote 
this epitaph : 

" If Heaven be pleased when mortals cease to sin. 
And Hell be pleased when villains enter in. 
If Earth be pleased when it entombs a knave. 
All must be pleased, now Luttrell's in his grave! " 

HALLORAN, HENRY. — Odj-, on the Laying of the Foundation Stone of 
THE Statue of the Queen, Sydney, 1881, 16mo; Ode in Commemobation 
OF the Anniversary of the Birthday of Queen Victoria, Sydney, 1887, 
4to; Jubilee Ode, Sydney, 1887, 4to; Poems, Odes, and Songs, Sydney, 
Son of the following writer, and born at Capetown on April 6, 1811. 

HALLORAN, REV. LAURENCE HYNES, D.D.^A Collection of Odes, 
Poems and Translations, Exeter, 1789, 12mo; Poems on Several 
Occasions (a reprint), Exeter, 1791, 4to; The Female Volunteer, ok 


The Dawning of Peace (published over signature of '' Philo-Nauticus "), 
London, 1801, 8vo; Lachbymae Hibernicje, or The Genius op Erik's 
Complaint, a ballad (addressed to Lord Hardwicke, Viceroy of Ireland), 
AND A Pair of Epigrams, 1805, 4to (over signature of " Laurence 
0''Ha.lIoran, D.D."); The Battle oe Trafalgar, a fugitive poem, with 
other pieces, London, 1806, 12mo; Cap -Abilities, or South African 
Chabacteeistios, a satire, 1811. 

His name is printed Hallaran on title-page of first-named volume. 
Father of preceding, and born in Ireland in 1766. He was present 
at the Battle of Trafalgar as chaplain of the Britannia, and published 
a sermon on the victory. He became rector of the public grammar 
school. Cape Town, and chaplain to the South African forces. He got 
into serious trouble in 1818, and was sentenced to transportation for 
forgery, but he protested his innocence to the end of hisi life. He kept 
a very successful school at Sydney, N.S.W., where he died on March 
8, 1831. 

HALPIN, REY. NICHOLAS JOHN.— Univebsity Pbize Poem on His Majesty 
HAVING Completed the 50th Ybae of His Reign, Dublin, 1815, 12mo. 

Born on October 18, 1790, at Portarlington, Queen's Co. B.A., T.C.D., 
1815. Took orders in the Church of England, and finally became editor of 
the Dublin Evening Mail. He wrote other poems besides that mentioned. 
He died on November 22, 1850, in Dublin, his son being the well-known 
Irish-American poet and humourist, Charles Graham Halpine, and his 
brother, W. H. Halpin (q.v.) There is a notice of his life and writings 
in the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, of which he was a 

HALPIN, GENERAL WILLIAM.— Born in Co. Meath in 1825, and died in 
Cincinnati early in 1892. Went to U.S.A. about 1845, was naturalised 
in 1852, and followed the profession of civil engineer for some years. 
Entering the U.S. army he served on the Northern side with distinction. 
After the war he came back to Ireland, but was arrested as a Fenian, 
and in November, 1867, was tried before Chief Baron Pigot and Judge 
Keogh, and was sentenced to fifteen years penal servitude. He wrote a 
good deal of verse, some of which was reprinted in the Nation and other 
Irish papers. He is possibly the author of the poem attributed to " M. 
Halpin " in Hayes' "Ballads of Ireland," 1856, and Ford's " Ballad Poetry 
of Ireland" (New York, 1886), beginning, '"They were not of the Saxon 
Race," and once well known to readers of Irish papers, having been often 
reprinted. It first appeared in Boston Pilot, August, 1864, and was re- 
printed in the Dublin Nation on September 9. It was signed "' T. H.," 
New York. The piece is usually ascribed to Thomas Matthew Halpin, the 
'48 man, but he does not seem to have written any verse. 

HALPIN, WILLIAM HENRY.— The Glbnfall, with other poems, 
Cheltenham, 1820, 8vo; The Cheltenham Mail-Bag, jor Letters (in 
verse) ebom Glotjcesteeshibb. Edited by " Peter Quince the Younger," 
2nd series, London, 1820-26, 8vo, 2 vols. ( ?) ; The Cheltenham Antho- 
logy, original poems and translations from the Greek, Latin, French, 
Italian, Spanish, and Portugese poets, London, 1825, 8vo ; Cheltenham 
Lybics, 184^(?). 

Brother of Rev. N. J. Halpin, and uncle of following. Was editor of 
Cheltenham Mail for some years, and wrote several prose works. 

HALPINE, CHARLES GRAHAM. — Lybics by the Letter H., New York, 
1854, 8vo; Baked Meats of the Funeral, a collection of essays, poems, 
speeches, histories, and banquets. By Private Miles O'Reilly. Collected, 


edited, and revised by an ex-colonel of the Adjutant-General's Depart, 
ment, New York, 186B, 12mo; Life and Advektukes, Songs, Services, 
OP PnivAiE M. O'R., with oomic illustrations by Mullen, from the 
authentic records of the New Yorh Rerald, New York, 1864, 12mo; 
Poetical Works op C. G. H., with portrait and memoir, edited by R. B. 
Roosevelt, New York, 1869, Svo, 

Also a couple of stories entitled,, respectively, " The Patriot Brothers, 
or the Willows of thd Golden Vale, a Page from Ireland's Martyrology," 
sixth edition, Dublin, 1884; and " Mountcashel's Brigade or the Rescue 
of Cremona," an historical romance, fifth edition, Dublin, 1882. Halpine 
was the son of Rev. N. J. Halpin, but always spelt his name with a final e. 
He was born at Oldcastle, Co. Meath, in 1829, and was educated at T.C.D., 
but his name is not in Todd's list, so presumably he did not graduate. He 
studied medicine, but gave it up for journalism, and went to London, 
where he wrote for several papers for a year or two. He was probably 
married in London, and there became acquainted with some of the 
Young Irelanders. Went to U.S.A., and settled first in Boston and then 
in New York. Was on the staif of the New York Times, Herald, and 
Leader, ajjd part editor of The Carpet Bag, which was short-lived. He 
acquired the New York Citizen before the Civil War, and remained in 
possession of it till his death. He fought through the war, and obtained 
the rank of colonel or general. He was exceedingly popular with his 
regiment, the 69th Irish, and with the army. His songs were weU-known 
throughout the States, and his death, which occurred through taking 
an overdose of chloral to induce sleep, on August 3, 1868, was widely and 
deeply regretted. 

HALYEY, MARGARET.— Born on March 20, 1859, at Kilaffan, Queen's 
Co., and went to New York in 1876, where she almost immedi- 
ately commenced to write verse for the Star. From the age of seven 
she had written verse, even at that early time appearing in print (in the 
Carlow Post.) She wrote various national poems in the Irish World, of 
New York, and was a prominent figure in the Irish political movement 
in America. In 1884 she married T. P. Halvey, and removed to 
Philadelphia. She has written a good deal of verse altogether for the 
Irish-American Press. 

HAMERTON, .—St. Ababin, an opera, Dublin, 1826. 

The author of above (of which he composed the music and words, though 
apparently it was never printed), was an Irish actor. He produced the 
work in Dublin in April or May, 1826. He was born in Dublin, and was 
intended by his parents to follow the trade of a coach-builder. He acted 
in Belfast and Dublin, and managed Crow Street Theatre. He was an 
old man at the date given. 

HAMILTON, ANN. — Descriptive Views op the Rose op Sharon (verse?), 
Dublin, 1837 ; Ezra, a little narrative of Jewish faith and trial (verse), 
Dublin, 1840, 12mo. 

The last-mentioned work was published over the initials, "A. H." A 
writer of the same name as this authoress produced several novels — 
one of them Irish — at the beginning of the century. 

HAMILTON, ANNA ELIZABETH.— He Giveth Songs . . . religious lyrics 
by A. E. H. and others, 1885, Svo. 

Possibly she and the writer who follows are the same. If so, this 
volume was published posthumously. 


HAMILTON, ANNA ELIZABETH.— Eooe Agnus Dei— Emblems and 
Thoughts op Chbist, poems, London, 1872, 12mo ; Dibs Panis — Thoughts 
ON THE Sunday Lessons of the Yeah, poems, Dublin, 1874, 12mo. 

Presumably this is the Irish poetess who was born in Dublin on Novem- 
ber 25, 1843, and died at Castle Hamilton, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan, on 
December 26, 1875, and who is represented by a few pieces in " Lyra 
Hibernica Sacra " and Connolly's " Household Library of Ireland's 
Poets." Her poems were published over her initials only. 

HAMILTON, ANTHONY (Count).— Histoiee de Eleue d 'Epine (oeuvres 
mel& en prose et en vers), Paris (?), 1749, 12mo. 

Hamilton is best known as the author of the famous " Memoirs of 
the Count de Grammont," and of some admirable stories. He was born 
about 1646, probably at Boscrea, Co. Tipperary. His mother was of the 
Ormonde (Butler) family, and his father was one of the Abercorn famUy. 
Ho died at St. 6ermain-en-laye, April 21, 1720. 

HAMILTON, CAPTAIN CHARLES.— The Patkiot, a tragedy in verse, Lon- 
don (?), 1784, 8vo. 

Brother of Elizabeth Hamilton, authoress of " The Cottagers of Glen- 
burnie," Born in Belfast in 1753, and became a soldier. He was in 
India for some years, and was noted as an Orientalist. Died at Hamp- 
stead on March 14, 1792, at the age of 39, and was buried at Bunhill 
Fields. His sisters erected a monument to his memory in his native city. 
He translated some Persian writings, especially " The Hedaya," a work 
on Mussulman law. 

HAMILTON, CHARLES CLAUDE.— On Day, a poem, London, 1842. 

Other works, including a translation of Thierry's " Norman Conquest." 

HAMILTON, EDWIN. — Ariadne, a natural drama in four scenes (won the 
Vice-Chancellor's prize, T.C.D.), Dublin, 1872 ; Ehampsinitus, an opera 
bouffe in three acts, with music by A. Cellini, Dublin, 1873; Dublin 
Doggerels, 1877 ; The Moderate Man, and other verses, illustrated by 
Harry Furniss, London, 1888, 4to. 

Son of the iRev. Hugh Hamilton, and born in Dublin, April 14, 1849. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1874; M.A., 1877. Was called to the Irish Bar, but has 
made literature his profession, and for a time edited several Dublin 
comics, including Pat, Zoz, and Ireland's Eye — ^which Richard Dowling 
had edited also — and wrote verse for many journals. He has written 
a couple of very successful pantomimes for the Dublin stage. 

HAMILTON, ELIZABETH.— Bom in Belfast, July 21, 1758. Authoress 
of various novels, including the popular Scottish story, " The Cottagers 
of Glenburnie," and of various songs and poems, some of which are 
given in Scotch anthologies. She died at Harrogate, in England, on 
July 18, 1816, and is buried in the church there, where a monument to 
her memory was placed. 

HAMILTON, ELIZABETH MARY.— Poems, Dublin, 1838, 8vo. 

Sister of Sir William Rowan Hamilton (g.v.), and born in Dublin on 
April 4, 1807. She wrote a great deal of verse over her initials for The 
Dublin University Magazine, between 1837-1851, and died on May 14, of 
latter year. She was highly esteemed by Wordsworth, and was greatly 
loved by her brother. 


HAMILTON, JOHN.— Ox Truth and Erkob, thoughts in prose and verse, 
Cambridge, 1856, 8vo. 

An Irish landlord, and author of several works on Ireland, published in 
Dublin. He was born in 1800, and succeeded to his Donegal property 
in 1821. He died in 1884. His " Sixty Years' Experience as an Irish Land- 
lord " was published in 1894. 

HAMILTON, MAY CHARLOTTE.— Poems, national and others, 1874 (over 
pseudonym of "Etumos.") 

HAMILTON, HENRY. — A Shadow Sceptre, an historical play in four acts 
and in verse, Glasgow, 1850 (?), 8vo (privately printed); The Tippeeabt 
Legacy, a one act farce (in conjunction with J. S. Coyne), 1849 (?), Svo. 

HAMILTON, ROBERT SCOTT.— Almodbah, the Corsaib, or a Brothee's 
Vengeance, a drama in five acts, with music by Miss A. J. Hart, Belfast, 
1821, 8vo; The Banner of the Sun, a prize poem, — ; The Battle ob- 
Ulster, or The Siege of Debbt, an historical ballad of Ireland in three 
parts, Belfast, 1862; Gaeibaldi, a drama, Belfast, 1864; Saceed Dramas, 
Belfast, — . 

In "The Boyne Book of Poetry and Song," Downpatrick, 1859 (edited 
by William Johnston) there are three poems by this writer. 

HAMILTON, [THOMAS ?] .—The SANGtriNB Lovbes, oe the Irish Get, Lon- 
don, 1773, 8to. 

HAMILTON, YEREKER M. — Scenes in Ceylon, plates with descriptive 
letterpress in verse (in conjunction with Stewart M. Tasson), London, 
1881, oblong folio. 

HAMILTON, W. — Extracts fbom " Otaheite," a poem, Belfast, 1830, 8vo. 

HAMILTON, W. C. — There is a translation by him of an Irish song on the 
death of Charles McDonnell, of Kilkee, in the collection of poems by 
the Clare poets, edited by B. O'Looney (3.1;.). 

HAMILTON, W. H.— Wrote a play called " The Portrait of Cervantes," 
which was acted in the early part of the nineteenth century at Crow 
Street Theatre, Dublin, and may have been printed. W. A. Bryson 
(q.v.) wrote the prologue. 

HAMILTON, SIR WILLIAM ROWAN.— Born in Dublin on August 9, 1805, 
and died on September 2, 1865. B.A., T.O.D., 1827; M.A., 1837; LL.B. 
and LL.D., 1839. While at the University he gained the Vice-Chancellor's 
prize for English verse twice, and won the excessively rare distinction of 
a " double optime." Asi a mathematician he has had few superiors, and 
his great discoveries entitle him to a high position among the scientific 
men of Europe. He was Astronomer-Boyal for Ireland for many years. 
Wrote verse to National Magazine (Dublin), 1830-31, over his initials. 
One of them, entitled "Easter Morning," refers to his accompanying 
Wordsworth in Ireland, that great poet having been one of his intimate 
friends. In his life, written by Rev. R. P. Graves, there are a large number 
of his poems, and he is considered to have written some very fine sonnets, 
being included in Main's, Sharp's, Dyce's, and' other collections. He was 
knighted in 1835, and was made a member of various learned bodies. 

HANCOCK, THOMAS, M.D,— Elegy, supposed to be written on the field of 
battle, 1818, Svo ; The Law of Meeoy, a poetical essay on the punishment 
of death, with illustrative notes, 1819, 8vo (both poems were anonymous). 


Born at Lisburn, Co. Antrim, in 1783, of Quaker parentage. He was 
educated in England, and graduated M.D. at Edinburgh in 1809. Died 
at Lisburn on April 6, 1849, aged 66. Wrote several works on the 
Friends, and medical books. 

HAND, JOHN. — CoNTARiNi Fleming, a psychological satire, London, 1879, 
8vo ; O'CoNNBLL, an ode, written expressly for the centenary of his birth- 
day, August 6, 1875, Liverpool, 1875, 8vo; Don Tug, and other poems 
(anonymously — reprinted from the Porcwpine, Liverpool), Liverpool, 
1879, 8vo; English Philistines and their Allies, a political satire, with 
preface and notes (anonymously), London, 1887, 8vo. 

Longmans, the publishers of Disraeli's works, objected to the first book 
named above, and it was withdrawn. For Denvir's " Irish Penny 
Library," he wrote biographies of Emmet and Sarsfield, compiled some 
collections of verse and contributed poems to other pamphlets of the 
series. He was born at Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, in 1845, being 
the son of a farmer, and was educated at national and private schook 
there: "Went to Liverpool when 21 years old, and became connected with 
the Press, but had previously written prose and poetry for Dundalk 
Democrat, etc. To the 'Nation, Weehly News, and. other Dublin journals, 
he contributed a large number of poems. For some years he was a 
member of the stafE of the Porcwpine, a. Liverpool satirical paper, and 
was an occasional contributor to Liverpool Daily and Weekly Post, both 
in prose and verse. He was one of the Catholic members of the Liver- 
pool School Board. He is represented in T. D. Sullivan's " Emerald 
Gems," Dublin, 1885, 8vo. He died April, 1903. 

HANOCOCE, WILLIAM (Viscount Castlemaine) . — According to Sir Jonah 
Barrington, he wrote songs against the .Union at first, but afterwards 
wrote others in its favour. Born August 28, 1761, and died January 7, 
1839. Was created a peer in 1812. He was M.P. for Athlone in the Irish 
Parliament, and was subsequently given a, peerage, becoming Lord Castle- 

HANNAY, REV. ROBERT, D.D. — A contributor of many poems to Dublin 
University Magazine, Irish Metropolitan Magazine (1857-1858), Tribune, 
Celt, College Magazine, and other Dublin periodicals, over his full name 
and an occasional nom-de-guerre. B.A., T.O.D., 1857; M.A., 1870; B.D. 
and D.D., 1871. Was Vicar of Belfast for some years before his death, 
which occurred on May 20, 1894, at Dundrum, Co. Dublin. His son is 
the well-known writer, the Rev. James Hannay (" George Bermingham.") 

HANNIGAN, DENIS FRANCIS.— Born at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, 1855. 
Educated at St. John's College School, Waterford, and Queen's College, 
Cork, and called to the Irish Bar. Is a graduate of the Queen's, now 
Royal University. Wrote a good many poems for Waterford Citizen, 
Waterford Chronicle, Cork Weekly Herald, Illustrated Monitor, Dublin 
(1877-78), etc. Also stories, short and long, for Monitor, Shamrock, Irish 
Fireside, and Weekly Freeman, and essays to Westminster Review, etc. 
Was for a time sub-editor of Dublin Evening Telegraph, and on the staff 
of Dublin Evening Mail. Some years ago he translated the novels of 
Gustavo Flaubert for an English publishing house. Soon after, he went 
to America. 

HANRAHAN, P. R.— E'ohobs op the Past, poems, 1882. 

Author of "Eva, or the Buried City of Bannow." Of Farnogue, Co. 
Wexford, sometime director of an educational academy. He died at 
Somerton Cottage, Wexford, on April 5, 1893, aged 78, and is buried in 
Carrig churchyard, beside the " Buried City of Bannow." 


HANSON, KEY. SAMUEL. — Author of various poems, some of which are 
included in his " Presbyteriana," Dublin, 1887. Ordained in 1854. Was 
minister at Kingstown, and died there in 1890. 

HARCOURT, FREDERICK C. Y. — Shamrock Leaves, a colleotiou of political 
and other poems, second edition (published by the author), London, 
1888, 8vo. With portrait. 

Author of various Irish plays which have been given at minor theatres, 
and was a journalist and political lecturer. 

HARDING, EDWARD. — Sonnets and Other Poems, London, 1894, 8vo. 
Born in Dublin in 1849. 

Wrote admirable verses for The Month and Irish Monthly. Married 
the daughter of the late J. F. Maguire, M.P., in 1882, and has lived in 
Cork, where he is a merchant and J. P. (of the county) since 1855. He 
was a noted amateur athlete, and won various prizes in 1871-72 for his 
athletic feats. 

HARDY, PHILIP DIXON. — Wellington, a. poem in three cantos, "with notes, 
1814, 4to ; Bertha, a tale of Erin, in six cantos, second edition, Dublin, 
1824, 12mo; The Pleasures op Piety, a poem, second edition, Dublin, 
1827, 12mo, London, 1831 ; another edition. The Pleasures or Religion, 
and other poems, Dublin and London, new edition, 1869, S2mo. 

Born in or about 1794. He was a bookseller for many years, issuing 
some of his own books. He edited a collection of Irish stories in 1837 from 
Dublin Penny Journal, of which he had been editor, as well as 
the 'National Magazine, The Friend of Ireland, etc. Edited ' A 
Wreath from tha Emerald Isle," Dublin, 1826, 12mo, also "The Harp of 
Zion, a collection of hymns, selected and original, to which ar^ added 
Hymns and Sacred Melodies, mostly adapted to popular airs, for social 
singing," Dublin, 1831, 18mo. Died at Frankfort Place, Eathmines, on 
January 1, 1875, aged 81. He was a small man in stature. One of his 
books is on "The Holy Wells of Ireland." He was not-ed for his 
evangelical zeal. 

HARKIN, ALEXANDER, M.D.— Son of Hugh Harkin {q.v.), and born at BaDy- 
money, Co. Antrim, February 6, 1818. Educated at Belfast. 'From 
1840 he was. member of E.C.S., England, and since 1882 Fellow of same. 
President of Medical Society of Ulster. Graduated M,D. at King's 
College, Aberdeen, in 1859. Author of some medical works, and of some 
poems in Chambers' Journal, Irish Monthly, etc. His monody on Dr. 
Dorrian, R.C., Bishop of Down, appeared in the Irish Monthly for April, 
1886. A poem of his is to be found in Belfast Newsletter, February, 
1849, and another in Chambers' Journal, April 13, 1850. He died about 

HARKIN, HUGH. — Monody on the Death op the late John Young, LL.D., 
first professor of moral philosophy in the Belfast Royal Academical 
Institution, Belfast, 1832, 8vo; Monody on the Death of a Gentleman 
IN Coleraine; Epithalamium, on the marriage of Miss Tennant, of Bel- 
fast, to Mr. James Emerson (all three anonymously) ; No 1 op PRdPOSED 
Series op Religious Poems (over name of " Henry Picken "), Coleraine, 
1847, 8vo; Sacred Songs fob the People, adapted to popular airs, and 
Occasional Meditations, in strict conformity with the teachings of the 
Church, York, 1849. 

The first three publications, and the one signed " Henry Picken," were 
written by Harkin for the benefit of a poor old blind man of that name in 
Belfast, who sold them as his own by Harkin's consent. That explains 


why so strict a Catholic as the poet wrote so appreciatively of Dr. Young, 
a Presbyterian. He was born at Magilligan, Co. Derry, on July 6, 1791, 
and became a teacher and a journalist. Wrote verse and prose for Belfast 
Vindicator (edited by Gavan Duffy), and also for Dublin Penny Journal, 
generally sketches of Irish life. H^ was an accountant in the Vindicator 
office for sometime, and then professor at the diocesan seminary of 
Down and Connor. He wrote a good number of poems in Nation anony- 
mously, and over the letter " H," and resided in Edinburgh and Leeds for 
some years between 1840-50. Hs was original editor of the Lamp, a 
Catholic periodical, and edited the Bulletin of York, also u Catholic 
paper, in 1852-3, and wrote a serial story and some poems for it. May 
have been " Heber " of that periodical. He also wrote a novel, entitled 
" Quarter-clift," which appeared in parts in Belfast about 1840. An 
arithmetical work by one of his name was also published (1861). He 
died in Donegall Square, Belfast, on January 2, 1854, greatly regretted 
by the Belfast Catholics, whom he had well served by voice and pen. He 
was one of the strongest supporters of O'Connell, and did a great deal 
for the cause of Catholic Emancipation and Repeal, and was considered 
one of the best Irish orators of his time, some writers comparing him to 
Burke and Grattan. In Patrick O'Kelly's "Hippocrene " (1831), there are 
several poems addressed to him by Harkin, from Coleraine, and in one 
of them he complains of Michael McCarthy's plagiarism from O'Kelly (a 
notorious plagiarist). It is said that the famous " Doneraile Litany " 
was suggested, if not partly written, by Harkin. The latter's signature 
in Belfast Vindicator was " Unexva." 

" HARMONICA." — A collection with this title was published in Cork, in 1818, 
by John Bolster, of Patrick Street. It contains many hundred poems by 
English, Irish and Scotch authors, and some not easily accessible else- 

HARNETT, PENELOPE MARY. — A frequent contributor to the Nation, 
Weekly News, and other Irish papers of a few years ago. Lived at New- 
castle West, Co. Limerick. She wrote over her initials as n rule. Is 
included in "Emerald Gems," Dublin, 1885. 

"HARP OF ULSTER."— A work bearing this title was published in Belfast 
in 1829, 8vo. 

HARPER, EDWARD. — ^England's Fight for Fheedom; Thoughts in Veese 
ON VAMOua Subjects, Sacbed, National, and Miscellaneous ; The Story 
OP Troy; Orange and Patriotic Lyrics. 

I do not know the dates of these effusions. The author was born in 
Cork, and died in Belfast in September, 1902, in his 75th year. There are 
eleven pieces by him in Johnston's " Boyne Book of Poetry and Song," 
Downpatrick, 1859. Wrote several anti-Catholic works, and was grand- 
master of an Orange lodge somewhere in England. 

HARRIGAN, EDWARD.— Born in New York in 1845, of Irish parents. Was 
at first a variety entertainer on the music-halls, but subsequently became 
a manager of theatres and producer of plays. At least fifty of these he 
wrote himself. Some of his songs, like " The March of the Mulligan 
Guards," were very popular. He died in June, 1911. 

HARRIS, THOMAS.— There are a dozen pieces by this writer in "Dublin 
Acrostics," 1866 (-second edition, 1869) He was born on June 15, 1810; 
graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1831; called to the Irish Bar in 1834; became a 
Q.C. in 1858, and died November 1, 1877. 


HARRISON, S. FRANCES.— Pine, Rose andI Fleur de Lys, — , 1890. 

Born in Toronto, Canada, of Irish parentage, and in 1879 married Mr. 
J. W. F. Harrison, an English professor of music. She has written a 
good deal for the Canadian Press, over the signature of " Seranus," has 
compiled an anthology of Canadian poetry, and has published a collec- 
tion of short stories. She is represented in E. C. Stedman's " Victorian 
Anthology," 1896. 

HART, HENRY CHICHESTER.— This well-known botanist, a son of the late 
Sir Andrew Searle Hart, while a student at T.C.D., contributed verse to 
Kottabos. He was a landlord in Co. Donegal. B.A., T.C.D., 1870. Died 
early in 1909. 

HART, HUGH STEPHEN.— Born at CoUooney, Co. Sligo, on September 1, 
180U. Was a well-known athlete and sporting editor. Author of many 
sporting poems and parodies in Irish Cyclist and Athlete, Irish Athletic 
anil Cyding Keas, Sport (Dublin), Irish Siportsraan, Dublin Daily Ex- 
press (1880-1882). Wrote songs for the pantomimes at Queen's Theatre 
(Belfast?), 1886-7-8. Went to America in latter year, and edited a paper 
there. Died about 1900. 

HARTE, LAURENCE.— Born in Clonroche, Co. Wexford, December 21, 1863. 
Is a sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary. Has written verse in 
several Irish papers, and two of his pieces are in W. J. Paul's " Modern 
Irish Poets," vol. 2. 

HARTSON, HALL. — The Countess of Salisbuky, a tragedy in five acts and 
m verse, London (second edition), 1767, 8vo; Youth, a poem, London, 
, 1773, 4to ; another edition, Dublin, 1773, 12mo. 

Born in Dublin about 1739; Sch. T.C.D., 1756; B.A., 1758, and died in 
March, 1773. There is a poem by him among Samuel Whyte's " Poems," 
and he was probably a pupil of Whyte. 

HARTSTONGE, MATTHEW WELD.— Marion oe Drymnagh, a tale of Erin, 
in two cantos, London, 1814, 8vo (MS. notes in British Museum copv); 
Ode to Desolation, with some other poems, and notes, London, 1815, 
12mo ; Minstrelsy of Erin, or poems lyrical, pastoral, and descriptive, 
Edinburgh, 1812 ; another edition, 1816, 16mo. 

His real name was Matthew Weld, and under that name he is in Todd's 
list of Dublin graduates as B.A., T.C.D., 1799, and published a pamphlet, 
" No Union, an appeal to Irishmen," third edition, Dublin, 1798. Wrote 
an Irish novel, entitled " The Eve of All Hallows " (1825). Corresponded 
with Sir Walter Scott, and was living in 1834 — see life of latter by Lock- 
hart, and D. J. O'Donoghue's " Sir Walter Scott in Ireland," 1905. 

HASKINS, JAMES, M.B.— The Poetical AVohks of J. H. . . Edited by 
Henry Baldwin, M.A., Osgoode Hall, Upper Canada, barrister-at-law, 
Hartford (Conn. ?), 1848. 

Son of an army clothier in Dublin, and born there in 1805. Educated at 
T.C.D., where he graduated B.A., 1824, and M.B., 1833. His father failed 
in business, and for some years the poet had to support himself by acting 
as a tutor. In 1834 he emigrated to Canada with his sister, and com- 
menced practice as a physician in Belleville, and thence removed to 
Frankfort, where he died in 1845. 

HASKINS, JOHN.— The Battle op Waterloo, a poem, London, 1816, 8vo. 


HASSARD, FRANCIS CHARLES.— My First Ring, etc., poems, Dublin, 
1871, 8vo. 

There are several Francis Hassards in Todd's list ofi Dublin University 
graduates, and above writer was doubtless one of them. 

HASTINGS, LADY FLORA.— Poems by Lady Floea Hastings, edited by her 
sister. Edinburgh, 1841, 8vo. 

Her full name was Flora Elizabeth Rawdon Hastings, and she was the 
daughter of Lord Moira, afterwards Marquis of Hastings. Born in Soot- 
land in 1806, and died on July 5, 1839, the victim of a disgraceful 
charge. John Fisher Murray wrote a scathing satire on the Court 
gossipers, who were the principal cause of her death. 

HASTINGS, THOMAS. — A constant contributor of stories, poems and sonnets 
for years to United Ireland and Shamrock. For the latter he began to 
write about 1874. Lived in London in later years. 

Bphemekide Oeatio, etc., a Latin prayer translated by T. H., 1848, 12mo; 
PoEMATA Latina Duo, ETC. — (poems on the Shipwreck of the " Rothesay 
Castle," and on the Destruction of Jericho, which won the Vice-Chan- 
cellor's prize at T.C.D., 1832) — London, 1848, 12mo ; Lancasiek, a retro- 
spect, and The Seasons, a translation from the Greek, London and 
Lancaster, 1872, 8vo. 

Sch. T.O.D., 1833; B.A., 1835; LL.B. and LL.D., 1861. His name is 
given as Hawthornthwaite in Todd's list. 

HATTEN, WILLIAM. — Obiginal Collection oe Miscellaneous Pieces in 
Pbose and Vekse, Belfast, 1836. 

HAVARD, WILLIAM. — Scandebseg, a tragedy in verse, 1733, 8vo ; King 
Charles the Pibst, a tragedy in verse, 8vo; E.EGTrLus, a tragedy in 
verse, 1744, 8vo ; The Elopement, a farce, 1763, not printed. 

Born in Dublin, probably in July, 1710, being the sonj of a vintner. He 
was apprenticed to a surgeon, but was so infatuated with the stage that 
he gave up his profession and became an actor, and was very successful 
in that capacity. As a dramatist he was also popular, his " King 
Charles " holding its own with most of the tragedies of the period. He 
wrote " A Coronation Ode," which will be found in London Magazine, 
1761, p. 214. He died, universally regretted, on February 20, 1778, in 
Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, and was buried in St. Paul's Church 
of same parish, and his epitaph was written by Garrick. 

HAWE, JOSEPH. — Insula Saoka, or Garlands fbom Celtic Bowers, Dublin, 
1859, 8vo. 

HAWKE, HON. ARABELLA ELIZA C— Babylon, and Otheib Poems, Lon- 
don, 1811, 8vo. 

An Irish lady, whose poems are largely Irish. Born in 1787, 

HAWEES, WILLIAM. — The Grand Old Man, a random rhyme by a loyal 
Irishman, London, 1884, 8vo; fourth edition, Liverpool, 1889, 8vo. 
A satire on Mr. Gladstone. 

HAWKESWORTH, REY. JOHN.— A Collection of Hymns, etc., Dublin, 
1782, oblong, 8vo (edited by him) ; The Poems op J. H., Dublin, 1788, 

The address of the author is given as Omarfi, Co. Tyrone. Author of 
some of the above hymns. According to W. B. 8. Taylor's " History of 


Dublin University," he was a graduate, but Todd's list does not mention 
him. In 1787 there is a poem on " Swanlinbar," and other pieces, prob- 
ably by him, in Walher's Hibernian Magazine. 

HAWKSHAW, REY. BENJAMIN.— Poems upon Sbveral Occasions, Lon- 
don, 1693, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin about 1670, graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1693; M.A., 1695. 
Afterwards graduated at Cambridge, and died in 1738. There was one of 
this name who succeeded Dr. Stearne in the incumbency of St. Nicholas 
Within. Dublin, in 1704. and who died April, 1724, and was buried in 
the church on the following May 1. 

HAY, REY. GEORGE. — The Distribtition, a poem, Glasgow, 1785. 

An Irish Presbyterian minister, of Donaghcloney. Was studying in 
Glasgow at above date. 

HAYDEN, JOHN J. — Foam-Bells, rythmical trifles, privately printed, Dub- 
lin, 1889, 8vo ; Chequy Sonnets, original and translated, jBalifax, 1898, 

Also published a novel in 1878. Emigrated some years ago to Van- 
couver. He is the son of a well-known physician in Dublin, the late Dr. 
Thomas Hayden, and was born in 1869. 

HAYES, CON. F. — Ida, a monodrama, in verse, London, 1882, 8vo. 

HAYES, DANIEL.— An Epistle to C. Churchill, London, 1761, 4to; The 
Works in verse op D.H., London, 1769, 12mo; second edition, with addi- 
tions, Limerick, 1785, 12mo. 

The address to the satirist, Churchill, is a satire on that author. Hayes 
was born in Limerick in or about 1733, and was educated there, and at 
T.C.D., where he does not seem to have graduated. He entered the Middle 
Temple, London, but whether he studied law is doubtful. He was certainly 
a heavy drinker, as Croker, in his " Popular Songs of Ireland," indicates. 
He died in Kensington, London, on July 20, 1767, aged 34, and was 
buried in the south aisle of St. Mary's Church, Limerick. 

HAYES, EDWARD.— The Ballads op Ireland, 2 vols., London, etc., 1855, 
12mo (edited by E. H.). 

I do not know that Hayes ever wrote poetry, but his work entitles him 
to a place here. About 1855, there were several poems in the Nation 
signed "E'.H.," and these may very well have been by him. He was an 
Irish barrister, and emigrated to Australia. William Kenealy {q.v.) 
wrote the introduction to his collection. It is understood that Hayes' 
papers relative to the " Ballads," and containing much additional matter, 
passed into the hands of the late John Cashel Hoey (q.v.). 

HAYES, KATE E.— A Praieib Greeting id the Queen, 1897. 

An Irish-Canadian poetess mentioned in Morgan's " Canadian Men and 
Women of the Time." She is the daughter of Patrick Hayes, and was born 
at Dalhousie, New Brunswick, 1856. Is now librarian of Territorial Legis. 
lature, Regina, N.W.T. Was the first writer to publish a work of fiction 
in the North-West Territory. Has written much verse and prose in 
Canadian Press. She was married in 1882 to a Mr. Simpson, but separ- 
ated from him. 

HAYES, S.— See O'Grady, Standish Hayes. 

HAYES, SAMUEL (?). — ^Eugenia, a tragedy in verse (in conjunction, with 
Robert Carr), London, 1706, Svo. 


HAYES, REY. SAMUEL.— The Nativity op Oue Saviour, a poem, 1779 ; The 
Ascension, a poem, 1781. 

This clergyman died in or about 1795. He graduated B.A. at Cam- 
bridge in 1771, and M.A., 1774. Was usher at Westminster School, 1770- 
1788. He won the Seatorian prize for poetry in 1775, 1776, 1777, 1783, 
1784, and 1785. 

HAYMAN, REY. SAMUEL.— Son of Matthew Hayman, of South Abbey, 
Youghal, and born there on July 27, 1818. He wrote a great deal 
for Dublin University Magazine, including many poems. Among his 
articles were — "Fragments from a Dreamer's Note-Book," 1842, etc.; 
"Flowers in Sickness," 1852, and articles on the rivers Blackwater and 
Lee, in the Series of " Irish Rivers " ; " Spenser's Irish Residences,' ' prefa- 
tory article to "Irish Rivers." Among his books are — "About Foot- 
steps," in 12 chapters, 1869; " Papers from a Parsonage," Bublin, 1872; 
"Looking ITpward, a Country Parson's Rdveries,i" Dublin, 1371; 
" Passages from a Commonplace Book," Dublin, 1873, and topographical, 
religious, and antiquarian volumes. He was a constant contributor to the 
Journal of the Moyal Society of Antiquaries, Ireland. See, for full notice 
of his life and writings. The Permoy Monthly Illustrated Journal, Nos. 9 
and 10. He may have been " A Country Parson " (q.v.). 

HAYNES, JAMES. — Conscience, ob The Bbidal Night, a tragedy in five 
acts and in verse, London, 1821, 8vo ; Dueazzo, a tragedy in five acts and 
in verse, London, 1823, 8vo; Mart Stuart, an historical tragedy in five 
acts and in verse, third edition, London, 1840, 8vo. 

The first-named drama was played with great success in Dublin and 
London, and ran into several editions. Haynes was a native of Co. 
Tipperary, born in 1788, and became a prominent journalist in London. 
He was educated at T.C.D., where he graduated, it is said, but his name 
is not in Todd's list. In 1807-8 he was auditor of the College Historical 
Society. He died at Norwood, near London, on January 24, 1851, aged 
63. I have seen his name given as Joseph. 

HEAD, RICHARD. — Hic et Ubique, ob The Humoubs of Dublin, a comedy 
in five acts and in prose, London, 1663, 4to; Life and Death op Mother 
Shipton, etc., 1684, 4to; Nugab Vbnalis, or a Complaisant Companion, 
being new jests, domestic and foreign; bulls, rhodomontades, pleasant, 
novels and miscellanies, third edition, corrected, with many additions,. 
London, 1686, 12mo; Venus' Cabinet Unlockbd, poem, London, no date, 

An Irishman, and author of " The English Rogtie," a romance, and 
other things, both verse and prose. Born about 1637, his father being a 
clergyman and a graduate of Oxford. Became a bookseller in London,, 
but failed through gambling. Various other works, including " Western 
Wonder, or, O Brazile, an enchanted island," London, 1674, 4to^ 
Drowned while crossing to Isle of Wight, about 1686. 

HEALY, CAHIR. — In the Lane of the Thrushes, poems (with Cathal 
O'Byrne), Dublin, 1907. 
By tAvo young Ulster writers. 

HEALY, MAURICE F. — Son of Maurice Healy, M.P., and some of his poems 
will be found in " Eyes of Youth, " edited by G. K. Chesterton. 

HEALY, MONICA. — Legends op the Saints, or Stoeibs of Faith and Love, 
in verse (anonymously), Dublin, 1869, 8vo. 
Born in Dublin, and died October 3, 1876. She is buried in the same- 


grave in Glasnevin as her famous brother, the Rev. James Healy, the 
wit, in whose " Memoirs," by W. J. Pitzpatrick, there are several refer- 
ences to her. 
HEARN, REY. JOHN.— Reflections on the Passion of Otjk Divine Lord, 
in verse, — . 

"Wrote other books. Was born in Waterford about 1804, ordained in 
1828, and died in 1847, aged 43. 

HEARN, LAFCADIO.— This famous writer on Japan was a poet. Was the 
son of Surgeon-Major Charles Bushe Hearn, an Irish army doctor, and a 
Greek lady, and was born in the Ionian Islands on June 27, 1850. He 
spent some of his early years in Dublin. He died in Japan in 1904. See 
George M. Gould's "Concerning Lafcadio Hearn," 1908; Mrs. Bisland's 
" Life and Letters of Hearn," 1907, and his " Kokora " for his verse. 

HEFPERNAN, MICHAEL J.— Born in MuUinahone, Co. Tipperary, and was 
a cousin of C. J. Kickham {q.v.) He was first a National School teacher 
in his native county, and afterwards went to America, where he fought 
in the Civil War. He has been on the staff of several New York dailies, 
and wrote a good deal of verse for the Irish-American Press. For a time 
he was editor of New York Irish People. His knowledge of Gaelic enabled 
him to make racy translations from that tongue for The Emerald, New 
York. He wrote poems in the Dublin Nation, etc., over the signature 
of " Romeo," etc. He died in the summer of 1885. He is represented in 
Dennis O'Sullivan's " Songs and Ballads of the Emerald Isle," New York, 
1880. He was " M. H. " and "Romeo" of Limerick and Tipperary 
Examiner, 1860, etc., and also probably " H. (Clogheen)," and "Jose- 
phine," and "Eileen (MuUinahone)." 

HEINRICK, HUGH.— Author of a good deal of verse between 1860-77 to the 
Nation, United Irishman (of Liverpool), etc., etc., sometimes over the 
signature of " Hugh McErin." He was born in Co. Wexford, in 1831, 
and was connected with the Liverpool Irish Catholic Press for some years. 
Died on October 8, 1877, in London. He was originally a schoolmaster, 
and settled in Birmingham as such, afterwards going to Liverpool to edit 
a paper (the United Irishman), and eventually returning to Birmingham 
to carry on a school of his own. 

HEMPHILL, REY. RICHARD. — God in His Works, or Redemption in 
Creation, with interesting remarks on the imagery of the Bible, and an 
appendix of poetical selections, second edition, revised and enlarged, 
Dublin, 1860, 8vo ; Fragments, Theological, Political, Critical, etc., 
edited by his son, Dublin, 1888, 8vo. 

About a score of poems in the latter volume. He was the brother of the 
Wm. D. Hemphill, M.D., who published " The Abbeys, Castles and Scenery 
of Clonmel and the Surrounding Country," illustrated. 

HENDERSON, J. K. (Jun.). — Fragments, poems. Trim, 1857; second edition, 

HENDERSON, JAMES.— Lays of the North, Belfast, 1879, 8vo. 

Born about 1850, at Edrim Glebe, near Donegal, being the son of 
Andrew Henderson. Has been for many years a jeweller and general 
merchant in the town of Donegal. His poems have appeared in Derry 
Journal, Derry Sentinel, Donegal Independent, Belfast Weekly News, etc. 

HENDERSON, JAMES.— A poet of this name, residing at Hillsborough, Co. 
Down, contributed numerous poems, signed by his initia's, to Walker's 
Hibernian Magazine, from 1779 onwards. 


HENDERSON, JAMES SAMUEL.— Anastasia, and other poems, Dublin, — . 
This volume was puhlished some years ago, but I have never seen a 
copy, and do not know date. The author is a journalist in Dublin, and 
was a member of the now defunct Pan-Celtic Society of Dublin. Con- 
tributed poems to Weekly Irish Times. 

HENDERSON, JOHN.— Letters and Poems by the late Mr. J. H., with 
anecdotes of his life, by John Ireland, London, 1786, 8vo. 

This was the distinguished actor of the eighteenth century, who was born 
in London, of partly Irish parentage, in March, 1747. He was considered 
one of the principal tragedians of his time, sufficiently great to make 
Garrick jealous. He was also a clever painter. It was he who made 
Cowper's " John Gilpin " popular by reciting it. He died in Bucking- 
ham Street, Adelphi, on November 25, 1785, and was buried in West- 
minster Abbey. 

HENDERSON, JOHN.— Poems, etc., with a sketch of his character, 1795, 

He was the son of Richard Henderson, of Ballygarvan, near Limerick, 
and was bom about 1757. He entered Pembroke College, Oxford, and 
matriculated on April 5, 1781, at the age of 24, graduating B.A., 1786. 
He was a very eccentric, but learned man, specially remarkable as a, 
linguist. A portrait and memoir of him appeared in The European 
Magazine for 1792. His death occurred at Oxford on Xovember 2, 1788. 
He was acquainted with Dr. Johnson. 

HENLEY, THEODORE C— A frequent contributor to Weekly Freeman and 
United Ireland some years ago, and to Sinn Fein and other papers more 
recently. He is a journalist in Dublin. He was formerly a member of the 
Freeman staff. 

HENNESSY, WILLIAM CHARLES.— Ye Kingstown Ballade by ye Kings- 
town Bakde, 1870 ( ?), 16mo (probably by Hennessy) ; Varsity Vebsicles 
(published over initials of " W. H."), Dublin, 1879; Ireland's Botch and 
Scotch Rulers, a satire (published over the signature of " Mr. Ellem "), 
in imitation of " Byron's English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," Dublin, 
1886 (?) ; Thk Seceders, a series of squibs (printed at Naas), Dublin, 1894, 

A Kerry man, and son of the late William M. Hennessy, M.R.I. A., the 
eminent Irish scholar. Born in or about 1860, and educated by the Jesuits 
at Belvidere College. Called to the Irish Bar, and wrote for Nation over 
signature of " Seehaitch," to United Ireland over that of " Truthful 
James," and to a Dublin journal called Froth, over those of " Charles 
Herbert," " Charles Hennessy," etc. Wrote two pantomimes for Gaiety 
Theatre, Dublin— " Robinson Crusoe " and "Cinderella" (1888-9)— and 
has produced a comedy in one act, entitled " Dora's Dowry," which was 
played by th© "Caste" Company in the provinces. Wrote much for 
Dublin Evening Kerald, andl about 1892 was preparing a new volume of 
his " Varsity Versicles." He died at Whitworth Hospital, Dublin, in 
June, 1898. One of his best-known pieces was "On an Outside Car." 

" HENRICUS." — Miscellaneous Poetic Works op H., Dublin, 1806, 12mo. 

There are disparaging references to the author of above in the notes to 

Carmichael's " Law Scrutiny, or Attornie's Guide," 1807, pp. 105-110. 

He was either a Sheriff named Mr. P. — — or a Mr. G e — ^it is difficult 

to say which. He was apparently a lawyer. Various extracts from his 
poems are printed in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, December, 1806, and 
there are other pieces by him in it for May of that year, and in March, 


August and October, 1804, and in April, 1805, sometimes addressed from 
Stafford Street. His volume was dedicated to James Edward Davis, who 
took twenty copies. 

" HENRIETTA."— See Miss H. Netheroott. 

HENRY, ALEXANDER.— The Wood-Elves, a poem, Dublin, 1820, 8vo. 

Presumably the same person that wrote many poem§^ for Duhlin 
Magazine, 1830. He was also the author of " Rolando, a romance," 2 
volumes, London, 1821, 12mo. He was born at Loughbrickland, Co. Down, 
in 1783, and died at Harrogate on October 4, 1882. I am assuming that he 
was the Alexander Henry who was an eminent woollen and cotton mer- 
chant, and M.P. for South Lancashire. 

HENRY, DANIEL (?).— Ukdek a Fool's Cap, songs, London, 1884, 8vo. 

HENRY, BARON EDOUARD.— Robert EiBMET, otr l'Ielande en 1803, verse, 
Paris, 1830, 8vo. 

HENRY, REY. J. — Horace's Art op Pobiet, translated into verse, Belfast, 

1864 ; Horace's Wish, a translation in English verse of the 6th satire of 
the 2nd Book, Belfast, 1894, 8vo. 

HENRY, JAMES, M.D.— Miscellanies, Dublin, 1840; The .(Bneis, Books 
1, 2, rendered into English blank iambic by J. H., Dublin, 1845, 8vo; 
The Unhipe Windfalls, in prose and verse, Dublin, 1851, 8vo; Mt Book, 
verse, Dresden, 1853, 8vo; Hale-and-Half, a poem, etc., 1853, 8vo; A 
Half- Year's Poems, Dresden, 1854, 8vo; My Book, Dresden, v.y. ; Poems, 
chiefly philosophical, in continuation of " My Book," and " A Half-Year's 
Poems," 2 parts, Dresden, 1856, 8vo; Thalia Petasata, or A Foot- 
JouRNEY FROM Caelsruhe TO Bassano, verse, Dresden, 1859; Menippea, 
Dresden. 1866; Thalia Petasata itbrum, or A Foot- Journey from 
Dresden to Venice, described on the way, in verse, Dresden, 1877; 
Leipzig, 1887, 8vo. 

One of the most remarkable of Virgil's commentators. Born in Dublin 
on December 13, 1798; Sch. T.O.D., 1817; B.A., 1819; M.A. and M.B., 
1822; M.D., 1832. Having received a legacy, he retired from his profes- 
sion, in which he had been very successful, in 1845, and wandered all over 
the Continent with his wife and daughter, making researches concerning 
Virgil. He published various works of merit, and is praised and quoted 
by all editors of Virgil for his splendid commentary on the Latin poet. 
He died at Dalkey, near Dublin, on July 14, 1876. 

HENRY, RAYMOND YARD.- Shades of Reason— Features of Modern 
Society, and other Poems, Belfast, 1857 ; Belfast, 1860. 

The above volume went through three editions, and it would appear, 
from a notice m Ulster Magazine of about above date, that the author 
signed himself " Raymond Heudro " at first. The 1860 edition is entitled 
" Features of Modern Society, and other Poems," and states that he was 
born on the banks of the Bush River, Co. Antrim. 

HENRY, THOMAS. — Author of a couple of volumes of verse, I believe, and 
was a printer in Belfast. He also wrote a work having reference to a 
cause celehre, entitled " Yelverton, or the Double Marriage." In Finlay 
and Anderson's collection of Burns' Centenary Poems, there is one by him 
which won first Irish Prize. There is a poem by him in " The Boyne Book 
of Poetry and Song," 1859. 

HENRY, W. M. (?). — The Corsair's Bridal, Scio, and other poems, London, 
1841, 12mo. 


HEPBURN, DAVID. — Lays and Legends of the Nohth of Ihelaxd (by 
" Carrick-a-Leaghan " and " Slievegallion "), in conjunction with Diigald 
MacFadyeu (2.1;.), London, 1884 (?). 

Born on October 14, 1857, at Drumard, near Draperstown, Co. Derry, 
of a family long settled there. Was educated at the local National School, 
and has been successively a farm-hand, a navvy on American rail-roads, 
and a draper's assistant in Belfast, Glasgow, and London. Since 1882 
he has resided in the latter city. He married in 1886. Hepburn is in- 
cluded in Connolly's " Household Library of Ireland's Poets," but the 
poem ascribed to him then was by MacFadyen. There was a Duncan D. 
Hepburn, who published in London and Edinburgh a volume entitled 
" Stray Rhymes " (1886), and his itom de guerre is given on the title-page 
as " Emerald Isle," but he seems to have been a Scotchman. 

HERBERT, JAMES D. — Ibish Vahieties for the last Fifty Years, London, 
1836, 12mo. 

This work, made up of sketches and reminiscences, is chiefly in prose, 
but there is some verse of his in it. The author was an Irish painter and 
actor, and was implicated in the '98 rebellion, soon after which he changed 
his name of Dowling to Herbert. He is mentioned under the former name 
in Croker's "Familiar Epistles to Frederick Jones." He is the artist 
referred to by R. R. Madden in his " United Irishmen," who painted a 
picture of the capture of Lord Edward Fitzgerald. He was born in 
Dublin, studied under the painter, Hone, and practised in Dublin, 
Bath, and Cork. He eventually went to Jersey, and died there in 1837. 
"\V. J. Lawrence has discovered that a. short notice of him in ITnlker'-'i 
Hibernian Magazine, February, 1799, was written by Tom Moore, who 
knew him well, and whose portrait he painted in 1801. 

HERBERT, JANE EMILY. — Poetical Recollections of Irish History, 
verse, Dublin, 1842, 16mo ; The Bride of Imael, or Irish Love and Saxon 
Beauty, a poem of the time of Richard II., Dublin, 1847, 8vo (another 
copy, with date of 1853, in British Jluseum) ;. Ione's Dream, and other 
poems, London and Dublin, 1853, 12mo. 

There was also published posthumously, in 1886, a " Short History 
of Ireland," by her, with preface by " W. P. 0." {i.e., Right Rev. W. P. 
Walsh, Protestant Bishop of Ossory). She was the sister of George 
Herbert, the Dublin publisher, and died about 1886. She is represented 
in Hercules Ellis's " Songs of Ireland," and Lover's " Poems of Ireland." 

HERBERT, MARY E. — The Moliav Harp, or Miscellaneous Poems (in 
conjunction with following writer), Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1857, 8vo ; 
Flowers by the Wayside, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1865. 

She also wrote some stories, and was sister of the ensuing. Was born 
in Ireland, I believe. 

HERBERT, SARAH. — The JEolian Harp, or Miscellaneous Poems (by her 
and preceding writer), Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1857, 8vo. 

Born in Ireland in October, 1824, and died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 
1844 (?). Her first pieces appeared in the Morning MeiaJd (Nova Scotia) 
and yoca Scotian, and she contributed to others also. She edited for a 
time the Halifax Olive Branch, and was the authoress of a temperance 

HERBISON, DAYID. — The Fate of McQuillan, and O'Neill's Daughter, 
with other poems, songs, and notes, Belfast, 1841, 12mo ; Midnight 
Musings, or Thoughts from the Loom, Belfast, 1848, 12mo ; Woodland 
Wanderings, Belfast, 1858. 12mo ; The Snow Wreath, poems, Belfast, 



1869, 12mo ; The Children of the Year, poems, Belfast, 1876, 12mo ; The 
Select AVorks or B. H., with life of the author, by the Rev. David 
McMeeking, Belfast, 1883, 8vo. 

AVell-known in the North of Ireland as " The Bard of Dunolug." Ho 
was born in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, on October 14, 1800, his father being 
an inn-keeper. When only three years old he lost his sight, but after- 
wards regained the use of one eye, and when fourteen years old was put 
to linen-weaving. His father died in April, 1827, and he and his elder 
brother went to Canada. On the voyage the vessel he sailed in was ship- 
wrecked, but he and his brother were saved, and he went to Quebec. The 
Canadian climate being unsuitable for him, he returned to Ireland in 
1830, and settled down as a weaver near Ballymena. He wrote largely for 
Ulster papers, especially Northern Whig, Banner of Ulster, Coleraine 
Chronicle, Lame Journal, Ballymena Observer, Temperance Journal, 
Belfast Guardian, L'hter Conservative, etc., and one or two of his poems 
appeared in Duhlin Penny Journal in 1833. He died at Dunclug, near 
Ballymena. on May 26, 1880, and was buried in the iiew_ cemetery of 
latter place, where a monument, raised by public subscription to his 
memory, was erected. He is in Connolly's collection of Irish poetry and 
in Ellis's " Songs of Ireland," and several of his poems, with a short notice 
of his career, will be found in " Souvenir of Modern Minstrelsy," pub- 
lished by Triibner, of London, in 1862. 

HERON, MRS. HUBERT. — The Bal.4.nce of Pain, a collection of poems, Lon- 
don, 1877. 

Daughter of Sir William Manning, the Irish-Australian judge, and 
wrote over signature of "Australia." See Sladen's "Australian Poets." 

HERON, ROBERT MATTHEWS. — Palestina, a metrical romance, London, 
1846, 8vo. 

Born in Ireland in 1823, and educated at T.C.D. Called to the Bar at 
the Middle Temple in 1846, and has written various legal and other works. 
He added the surname of Fermor to his own in after life. 

HERON, REY. WILLIAM. — The I'lster Synod, a satirical poem (anony- 
mous), Belfast, 1817. 

Was most probably author of this poem, which is quoted in Witherow's 
" Memorials of Presbyteriauism," volume 2. Was of Ballyclare, Co. 

HEWITT, HENRY MARMADUKE.— A contributor to Kotiahos, and a 
student of T.C.D. , but does not appear to have graduated. Has written 
several philological works. 

" HIBERNICUS."— Friendship, and other poems, London, 1859, 12mo ; The 
Island of Saints, a satire, with other lines for pastime, London, 1873, 
These <!wo works are possibly by different writers. 

HICKEY, EMILY HENRIETTA.— The Sculptor, and other poetns, 
London, 1881, 8vo ; Verse-Translations, and other poems, London, 1891, 
4to; Michael Villiers, Idealist, and other poems, London, 1891, Svo; 
Poems, London, 1895, Svo; Ancilla Domini, thoughts in verse on the Life 
of B.V. Mary, London, 1898, 16mo. 

Also edited Browning's " Strafford," with notes, in 1884, and wrote 
the preface to her friend, Roden Noel's " Livingstone in Africa," 1895. 
She is the daughter of the Rev. J. S. Hickey, of Goresbridge, Co. Kil- 
kenny, and granddaughter of Rev. William Hickey (q.v.), who was better 


known as " Martin Doyle." She was born at Macmine Castle, near Ennis- 
oorthy, Co. Wexford, and has contributed to Cornhill (where her first 
published poem appeared), Longman's, Macmillan' s, Chambers' Journal, 
Athenceum, Irish Monthly, Academy, Leisure Hour, Atalanta, GoodWords, 
etc. She has lived in England for nearly forty years, and has lectured 
on English literature. Portrait of her in Xmas number of Queen, 1891, 
and articles on her in Irish Monthly for February, 1892, and also a few 
years ago after she had become a Catholic. 

HICKEY, MICHAEL JOSEPH.— Born in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, February 
14, 1827. Went to Canada, and entered the journalistic ranks there, 
editing several papers. He contributed descriptive essays to Blackwood's 
Magazine, and his poems appeared in the Canadian journals and maga- 
zines. He was drowned at Toronto, November 24, 1864. His literary 
remains were to have been collected and published, but seem to have been 
neglected. See Morgan's " Bibliotheca Canadensis." 

HICKEY, KEY. MICHAEL PATRICK.— A contributor of verse to Nation, 
Munster Express, Waterford News, Nationalist (Clonmel), Glasgow 
Observer, etc., over signatures of " M. P. H.,"' " Viator," " L. K. Y.," 
or "An Irish Priest." Has written numerous essays, and delivered 
lectures on Irish subjects, possessing an intimate acquaintance with Irish 
and Anglo-Irish literature. He wrote a few Gaelic poems for Gaelic 
Journal over signature of " Seamrog." Born at Carrickbeg, Co. 
Waterford, on March 12, 1861 ; educated at St. John's College 
for the priesthood, and ordained June IS, 1884. Was sent soon after to 
Scotland, where he had charge for some years of St. Patrick's, Birnie- 
knowe, Ayrshire. He held the position of Professor of Irish at Maynooth 
College for some years. Six poems by him are in " Songs for Campaigners " 
(edited by J. F. Meagher). Dublin, 1889, 4to. In the Waterford News, 
some years ago, he published the poems of John Walsh ((g.i).), Thomas W. 
Condon (q.v.), and other Waterford poets. He took a prominent part 
in the work of the Gaelic League for some years, and wrote several pam- 
phlets in furtherance of its aims. He added the "O" to his name in 
later years. 

HICKEY, THOMAS E.— Poetic Triples. 

Highly praised in Chambers' Journal andl other publications, I under- 
stand, but I do not know the date. 

HICKEY, WILLIAM (?). — The Demon oe Peemagudi, an Indian Legend 
(verse?), Madras, 1856, 8vo; The Virgin Widow, a poem, London, 1857, 
A missionary in India. 

HICKEY, KEY. WILLIAM.— Well-known as " Martin Doyle," over which 
name he wrote some popular agricultural works, and I believe he also 
wrote prose and verse for Dublin Penny Journal, and other periodicals 
of about seventy years ago. Presumably he was the M. Doyle who wrote 
stories for the journal just mentioned. Some poems by him will be found 
in his works. He was born in Cork, about 1787, and died on October 24, 

HICKIE, DANIEL B. — Poems of the Amatory and Legendary Kind, Dublin, 
1814, 12mo. 

Probably a native of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Author of one or two 
works, and editor of many classical books. He translated Virgil, and 
contributed various English and Latin poems to the almanacks of his day. 
Various poems bv him signed " Clonmeliensis," " Tipperariensis," and 
" HicccEUs," are in Watty Cox's Magazine (1808-15). 


HICKIE, JOHN.— Pabnassian Weeds, or Trifles in Verse, Newry, 1815, 

A sergeant in the 61st Foot. 

HICKSON, JAMES.— Probably of Liverpool. Is mentioned by Jonatban 
Flanagan in a volume of poems (q.v.) as author of one or two collections 
of verse. 

HIFPERNAN, PAUL, M.B.— The Lady's Choice, dramatic piece, 1759, 8vo; 
The Wishes of a F»be People, dramatic poem, 1761, Svo; The New 
Hippocrates, farce, 1761, not published ; The Eaul of Warwick, tragedy, 
1764, Svo; National Prejudice, a comedy, 1768, not published; The 
Philosophic Whim, or. Astronomy a Farce, 1774, 4to ; Dramatic Genius, 
in five hooks, London, 1770, 4to : second edition, London, 1772, Svo ; Mis- 
cellanies IN Prose and Verse, London, 1760, 4to ; The Self-Enamoured, 
OR, The Ladies' Doctor, comedy, prose and verse, Dublin, 1750, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin in 1719, and educated there. Took his bachelor's 
degree in France. Became a iournalist, and edited in Dublin The 
Tickler, a paper in opposition to Dr. Lucas, the patriot. AVrote -i great 
deal, and led a discreditable kind of life, according to various authorities. 
Died in June, 1777. See European Magazine, volume 25, pp. 110, 179, 
etc., for curious anecdotes, and Madden's " Irish Periodical Literature " 
for a notice of him. Mr. W. .1. Lawrence, the well-known authority on all 
matters appertaining to the drama (especially of Ireland), calls my atten- . 
tion to a letter from West Digges to J. M. French, which seems to indicate 
that Hiffernan was the scribe sent in 1753 by Peg Woffington to London 
to "boom" her in advance. See under " H, P." 

HIGGINS, KEY. EUGENE. — Verses by a Maynooth Student, Dublin, 
1885 (?). 

Born about 1860, and became a priest in the diocese of Ardagh, but 
left the Church, I believe, later. 

HIGGINS, PATRICK J., M.D.— A contributor of verse to Boston Pilot, 
Catholic World (New York), etc. 

HIGGINS, PATRICK PHILIP.— Born in Ennis, Co. Clare, on February 7, 
1829. Came to Dublin when thirteen years of age, and entered a solicitor's 
office. While a law clerk he wrote several poems, one of his pieces appear- 
ing in the Nation when he was eighteen. In 1849 he went to F.S.A., 
married in 1854, and settled in Salem (Mass.). In Boston Weekly 
Bouquet for September 13, 1900, there is an account of him, with selec- 
tions from his poems. He wrote several plays, and some of his songs have 
been set to music. 

HIGGINS, WILLIAM. — Judith, an oratorio, or sacred drama (by W 

H , Esq.), in three acts and in verse, London, 1733, 8vo ; The Pro- 
jector, a comedy, 1737, 8vo (also subscribed " W. H."). 
Presumably the two pieces mentioned were by the safiie hand. 

HIGGINS, WILLIAM HENRY.— Born in Limerick, January, 1830. A Can- 
adian journalist and editor, and author of various poems in the Canadian 
Press. See Morgan's " Bibliotheca Canadensis." 

HILDEBRAND, ANNA LOUISA.— Western Lyrics, Dublin, 1872, Svo ; Lays 
from the Land of the Gael, Belfast, 1879, Svo. 

Born on August 5, 1842, at Clifden, Co. Galway. There are four pieces 
by her in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra," edited by Rev. W. Mcllwaine, 1869. 
She contributed poems to The Lamp, Irish Fireside, North and South, 
(both Dublin papers, now defunct), and to the Mayo Examiner and other 
papers of the west. 


HILL, EDWARD, M.D.— Regius Professor of Medicine in T.C.D., born in 
Co. Tipperary on May 14, 1741, died October 31, 1830.' Is mentioned as 
a poet in Wills' "Lives of Illustrious Irishmen." Published one or two 
works, and intended to bring out an elaborate edition of " Paradise 
Lost" which he had prepared. B.A., T.C.D., 1765: M.B., 1771; M.D., 

HILL, REY. GEORGE. — An Ulster clergyman, and author of works on the 
McDonnells of Antrim, and the plantation of Ulster, and editor of the 
Montgomery MSS. Born at Moyarget, near Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, 
September 8, 1810 ; educated at Belfast College, where he won a pirze for 
a poem on " The Burning of Moscow"; B.A., T.C.D., 1841; M.A., 1846. 
Wrote a good many excellent poems during the last fifty years, some of 
which appeared in the Dublin University Magazine. Is represented by a 
couple of poems in Hayes' " Ballads of Ireland." He was from 1850 to 
1860 librarian of Queen's College, Belfast, and died July 4, 1901. 

HILL, JOHN.— Songs, London, 1881, 8vo. 

A clever Irish novelist, author of " The Waters of Marah," " SaUy in 
Our Alley," etc., which appeared in Tinsley's Magazine in the seventies, 
where also will be found some poems of his. He lived during some years 
in the Isle of Wight, but latterly in Brussels. He died about 1904. 

HILL, MRS. ROBERT. — A Poem sacked to Freedom, and a poem entitled 
Benevolence, Dublin, 1800 (?), 12mo. 

HILLARY, JOSEPH. — Poems, containing Lyric Pieces, Tales, Elegies, Cork, 

The son of a silversmith in North Main Street, Cork, and a poet and 
novelist. There is a notice of him, it appears, in the Munster Olive 
Branch (1814), a short-lived Cork magazine. He was left a fortune by 
his father, but ran through it very quickly, and subsisted in some manner 
by writing for the papers. He published a novel, entitled " The Parish 
Priest in Ireland," through Michael Mathews, of Cork, in or about 1814, 
and died about the same date. 

HILLARY, M.— Poems, Cork, 1800. 

Probably related to previous writer. 

HILLIER, ARTHUR CECIL.— A poetical contributor to Kottabos and Dublin 
University Bevieiu (edited by T. W. RoUeston). Born at Calais in 1857, 
being the son of the late Col. Hillier, Inspector-General of Royal Irish 
Constabulary. Sch. T.C.D., 1874; B.A., 1878. Went to Oxford and 
matriculated at Worcester College, January 26, 1882; B.A., 1885. He is 
represented as a poet by several excellent poems in the two series of ' ' The ■ 
Book of the Rhymers' dub,"' and " Dublin Verses," edited by H. A. 

HIME, MAURICE CHARLES, LL.D. — Wild Oats, a sermon in rhyme, Lon- 
don and Dublin, 1903 ; second edition, 1904 ; The Unlucky Goleer, a 
poem, 1904; Fotjr Sonnets, Dublin, 1904; Fanny Haire, her Dream, 
verse, illustrated by J. R. Monsell, Dublin, 1904; Little Red Riding 
Hood, a tragedy told in verse, illustrated by S. Rosamond Praeger, Lon- 
don and Dublin, 1905. 

Born in Dublin in 1841, and educated there. Sch. T.C.D., 1861; 
B.A., 1862. Called to the Irish Bar, but did not practise. Entered the 
teaching profession, and from 1866 to 1877 was Head Master of the 
Monaghan Diocesan School. From that position he was appointed Head 
Master of Poyle College, from which he retired in 1896. He was a most 


successful master, and many brilliant pupils passed through his hands. JHe 
founded the " Schoolmasters' Association," and did a good deal to dis- 
courage corporal punishment for boys. His works are important contribu- 
tions to the history of education in Ireland. He has clearly proved the 
superiority of Irish schools over English ones for Irish boys in his " Home 
Education " and "Efficiency of Irish Schools." Dr. Hime is an excellent 
classical scholar and editor of various classics. 

HIME, MRS. MAURICE CHARLES.— Brian Boru, and the Battle of Clon- 
XABF, a ballad, Dublin, 1889, 8vo. 

Born in 1841, being the youngest daughter of the late John Apjohn, 
F.R.S., Professor of Chemistry at T.C.D. She married Dr. M. C. Hime, 
of Foyle College, Londonderry, the eminent educationist, in 1887. 

HIME, MAURICE ■HflLLIAM.— Divinum Visum, a poem, Dublin, 1868, 16mo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1857. 

HINCES, REY. EDWARD. — Buonaparte, a poem (anonymously), Cork, 1816, 
8vo (64 pp.). 

Born in Cork on August 19, 1792, and graduated B.A., T.C.D., in 1811. 
Was appointed rector of Killyleagh, Co. Down, in 1825, and lived there 
till his death on December 3, 1866. He was one of the best Orientalists 
of his day. 

HINCKS, REY. THOMAS.— Born in England in 1818, but of Irish extraction. 
Was educated at Belfast Academical Institution, and officiated in Dublin, 
Cork, and in several English towns. Wrote vai-ious hymns, some of which 
are in " Vespers according to the use of Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds — (supple- 
ment)," 1868. He was also the author of several scientific works. He is 
presumably the author of the two pieces in Ralph Varian's " Harp of 
Erin " (1869), ascribed to Rev. Thomas " Hinks." He was a member of a 
famous family which includes the Rev. Edward Hincks (q.v.), Rev. Thomas 
Dix Hincks, and Sir Francis Hincks, the eminent Canadian statesman. 

HINKSON, KATHERINE TYNAN.— See under Tynan, Katherine. 

HITCHCOCK, ROBERT. — The Macaroni, comedy, 1773, 8vo ; The Coquette, 
or The Mistakes of the Heart, 1777, 8vo; The Ladies' Stratagem, 
comedy (not published), 1775. 

A prompter and actijr in Dublin, and died in Clarendon Street, in that 
city, towards the end of 1809. He is best-known as the author of a 
"History of the Irish Stage." His wife and daughter were both 

HOARE, EDWARD. — Solitary Moments, poems on various subjects and 
occasions, London and Cork, 1840, 12mo; Papers and Communications, 
by E. H., Cork, 1877, 4to. 

HOARE, T. — The Nativity, a poem, Waterford, 1824, 8vo. 

HODGES, JOHN FREDERICK, M.D.— A contributor of verse to The Christian 
Pioneer, edited by the late. George Harris, of Glasgow, and to The Bible 
Christian, Belfast, 1836, using the signature of "J. F** " in former, 
and " Beta " in the latter. Two of his pieces are in " Lyra Hibernica 
Sacra." He was born in Downpatrick in 1815, and died in Belfast in 
1899. He was a distinguished agricultural chemist and professor of 
agriculture at Queen's College, Belfast. 

HODGES, MRS. JOHN F.— Wife of preceding, and sister of George Benn, 
the historian of Belfast, and wrote hymns, some of which are in " Hymns 
for Christian Worship," London and Belfast. 


HODSON, JOHN. — Tobquato Tasso, a play in two acts and in verse, Londou, 
1874, 8vo. 

Is he the B.A., T.C.D., 1875; M.A., 1880? 

HODSON, WM. (?). — Jack and the Beanstalk, a i-hodomontade in verse, 
London, 1871, 8vo,; another edition, London, 1877, 12mo. 

HOEY, CHRISTOPHER CLINTON.— Born in Dublin in or about 1831, and 
from 1860 to 1876 wrote a great deal for the Irish Builder, contributing a 
hundred poems under the general title of " Civic Lyrics," over the signa- 
ture of " Civis." He also wrote for the Irishman and the London Builder. 
He was, I believe, originally a slater, and was in the employment of a 
Dublin builder. Among the numerous series of articles he wrote for Irish 
Builder are — " Notes on the Rise and Progress of Printing and Publishing 
in Ireland," and " Unknown Dublin." He usually signed his articles 
with his initials, or with " H.," and " H — ^y." He projected a volume of 
" Lives of the Irish Architects," but was not greatly encouraged, and 
abandoned ic. He died at the age of 54, in London, on April 19, 1885, 
and was buried in the Catholic cemetery of Leytonstone. He edited for a 
time the Universal News, an Irish paper, of London. 

HOEY, JOHN CASHEL.— Born probably in Carlingford, Co. Louth (to which 
his family belonged), in 1828. Became a journalist, and sub-edited the 
Nation under Gravan Duffy. He wrote verse for the paper over signatures 
of " C. H.," " D. F. B.," and " Cu-Ulad." Two of his poems are among 
Hayes' "Ballads of Ireland" — namely, "Una" and "Sir Banneret of 
the Tricolor." He wrote many articles in Irish Quarterly Review, Dublin 
Beview, Spectator, etc., etc., and edited, with a memoir. Lord Plunket's 
speeches. Duffy, when in power in Australia, appointed him Agent- 
General for Victoria in London, and he held the post till his death, which 
occurred at 17 Campden Hill Road, Kensington, S.W., on Januai-y 6th, 
1892. He was buried at Morvern, Worcestershire. In the Nation supple- 
ment, " Spirit of the Nation " (March 20, 1852), there is "A Song for 
the People " by him. His wife was the distinguished novelist of the 

HOEY, JOHN O'REILLY. — Sir Hervey's Bride, and other poems, London, 
1882, 8vo. 

HOGAN, JAMES FRANCIS. — A well-known Irish Australian journalist and 
novelist, and author of the extremely successful books, entitled, "The 
Irish in Australia," "The Convict King," "The Lost Explorer," etc. 
Born at Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, in the fifties, and taken to Victoria 
by his parents when very young. Spent many years in Melbourne, where 
he was connected prominently with various associations, particularly the 
Victorian Catholic Young Men's Society, which he helped to found, and 
of which- he was sometime president. From 1880 to 1887 he was on the 
Melbourne Press. His first book, "An Australian Xmas Collection," 
was published in Melbourne, and consisted of various contributions 
to Australian periodicals. He wrote verse as well as prose for the 
papers and magazines in the antipodes. He came to England in 1887 with 
the MS. of " The Irish in Australia." He is still connected with the Mel- 
bourne Press. He was for some years M.P. for one of the divisions of 
Tipperary in Parliament. 

HOGAN, JOHN. — Blarney, a descriptive poem, with notes, 1842, 8vo ; another 
edition, Dublin, 1845. 

In one of the English Catalogues of Printed Books I have seen this 
entry under "James" Hogan, and "London, 1844, 12mo," given as the 
date, etc. 


HOGAN, JOHN SHERIDAN.— A distinguished Canadian jouinalist, was bom 
near Dublin about 183-5, and was murdered near Toronto in December, 
1859. AVas a prominent politician. Wrote verse for various Canadian 
journals. See Morgan's " Bibliotheca Canadensis" and "Celebrated 
Canadians " for further details. 

HOGAN, MICHAEL.— The Light of Munsteb, Limerick (?), 1853; Anthems 
or IUarv, a collection of Hymns, 1854 {?) ; Lays a>d Legends of Thomond, 
Dublin, 1861 ; another edition, Limerick, 1865 (vol. 1) ; The Siohy of 
Shawn-na-Sooob, Mayor op Limerick, a satire in verse, Dublin (printed 
for the author), 1868, 8vo ; Part 2, Dublin (for the author), 1868, 8vo ; 
Part 3, Dublin (for the author), 1869, 8vo ; Part 4, Dublin (for the author), 
1869-70, 8vo; Part 5, Limerick, 1871, 8vo ; Part 6, Limerick, 1874, 8vo; 
Part 7, Limerick, 1876, 8vo ; Part 8, Limerick, 1876, 8vo ; Lays ani> 
Legends op Thomond, new edition, Dublin, 1880, 8vo ; Cupid's Adven- 
tures between the Pawnbroker and thei AVidow of Limerick, or Thb 
Siege of the Golden Balls, Limerick, 1883, 8vo. 

Born on November 1, 1832, at New Road, parish of Thomond-gate, or 
St. Jlunchin's, Limerick. Known as " The Bard of Thomond," and for- 
merly a wheelwright in Limerick, and a contributor to various Irish 
papers, including jS'ation, Celt, Irishman, and other journals, over signa- 
tures of " Thomond," and " M. H. Thomond," etc. On June 9, 1858, 
lie married Anne Lynch, a farmer's daughter, of Co. Limerick. He pub- 
lished various rhymed political squibs during election contests in Limerick, 
and a couple of these will be found in the Limerick Scrap-Book in British 
Museum, with the following titles : " The Pictorial Gallery of the Limerick 
election, 18SIJ ; a graphic illustration of the conspicuous characters and 
talents of the sublime orators who so majestically figured on that most- 
memorable occasion" — by the "Bard of Thomond"; and " O'Shaugh- 
nessy's Dodging, and Gabbett's Tomfoolery," by the " Bard of Thomond," 
1880. Hogan went to America some years ago, but returned in 1889, 
and acted as night watchman in Limerick. His satire of " John-a- 
broom " was directed against the Mayor of his native city chiefly, but also- 
against his townsmen generally, for their lack of appreciation of him, 
and he made a large sum out of it. In Young Ireland, for November, 
1879, there appeared a lengthy article on Hogan, by Michael MacDonagh, 
and in 1887 there was also one by Eugene I)avis in the Irishman. He- 
died on April 20, 1899. He was a very eccentric character, and wrote an 
autobioeraphy which he allowed the present writer to read. It was a 
scathing attack on most of the prominent citizens of Limerick. 

HOGG, JAMES. — Poems, St. John, New Brunswick, 1825; Poems, religious, 
moral, and sentimental, Fredericton, New Brunswick — . 

Born in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. He wrote for several English, Irish, and 
American magazines, as well as the Canadian ones, and was editor and 
proprietor of The Kein Brnnsirick Heporfer for some years prior to his 
death, which occurred at Fredericton, N.B., June 12, 1866. He wa-s then 
preparing a volume of poems for publication. Some of his tales and 
sketches appeared in Duhlin Z'niversity Magazine. 

HOLAHAN, MARTHA EILEEN.— Nondescript, or The Passionate Recluse, 
poems, Philadelphia, 1889, 16mo. 

Born of Waterford parents at Turner, near Cliicago, Illinois, on July 
1, 1863. Has written many poems and stories, chiefly for New York Sun,' 
Chicago Herald, St. Paul Globe (Minn.), Peterson's Magazine, etc. There 
are several poems by her in the Magazine of Poetry, Buffalo (New York), 
for January,' 1892. 


HOLDEN, C. W. — A contributor of much, verse to a magazine, which he 
stai'ted in New York in 1848, called Holden's Dollar Magazine. He was, 
it seems, of Irish extraction. 

HOLDEN, PATRICK F.— Born at Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny, March 30, 1872. 
Contributed to the local papers from the age of seventeen until he went 
to America, about 1892. He is now editor of The Young IrisliTnan, 
Chicago, and is a contributor to Chicago Citizen, Boston Pilot, Irish 
Sepublic (New York), and other papers, and wrote a few poems for 
United Ireland. 

HOLLAND, DENIS. — A prominent poet and journalist of between 1850-70. 
Was a Cork man, and was born about 1826. He began his journalistic 
career on the Cork Southern Beporter, and started the Ulsterman in 
Belfast about 1858. It eventually became the Irishman, of Dublin, of 
which he was owner and editor for sometime, and for which he wrote 
largely. He was subsequently London correspondent of it. For the 
Cork Southern Beporter he wrote many poems, nine of them being in- 
cluded in "Echoes from Parnassus," a selection from the paper published 
in Cork in 1849. He wrote prose and verse, stories, poems, and articles 
for Irishman over the signatures of " AUua," " Lamhdearg," " Abhon- 
mor," "Otho," " Le Beveur," " H.," " D. H.," etc. He published in 
1860 a novel, entitled " Ulick O'Donnoll, an Irish Peasants Progress," 
which was very favourably received. In the Shamrock appeared quite a 
number of serial stories by him, including " Donal Dun O'Byrne," and 
also many poems. He went to America about 1SB7, and wrote for the 
JVeiu York Democrat. He died in Brooklyn in December, 1872. He was 
probably, if not certainly the " D. H." (Cork), who wrote stories in The 
Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, and Literature, 1843. In his 
later years he contributed a number of articles to New York Irish 
Emerald, bearing the title, " Men whom I have known," and including 
some prominent Irish poets and patriots He also wrote a book called 
" The Landlord in Donegal." In the Emerald, of New York, he wrote 
stories and poems over the pseudonym of " George Carleton " and " David 

HOLLAND, EDWARD.— A Poetical Miscellany, Cork, 1794. 
The author was a barber. 

HOLLAND, JOHN. — Stae-Stheaks, poems, Newark, New Jersey (U.S.A.), 

A contributor to the Boston Pilot, etc. 

HOLLAND, REY. RICHARD GEORGE.— A Cork man and a poet, who is 
mentioned in a note to one of the poems in J. J. Piatt's " At the Holy 
Well, and other poems " (page 60), as an admirable poet and preacher. 
Born in Cork and graduated at Kenyon College, Cincinnati, in 1856. 
Studied theology at St. Aidan's, Liverpool, and was a curate at Faver- 
sham, London, and Canterbury, and died in or about 1871. 

HOLMES, MRS. DALKEITH. — ^The Law op Rouen, a dramatic tale, in three 
acts and in verse, Dublin, 1837, 8vo, privately printed. 

This lady also wrote a book describing a ride on horseback to Florence 
in 1842, and contributed verse to Dublin University Magazine of 1843, 
etc. She was the wife of Capt. Dalkeith Holmes, and mother of the cele- 
brated Franco-Irish composer, Mdlle. Augusta Holmes. She died in or 
about 1862. 

HOLMES, EDMUND GORE ALEXANDER.— Poems, London, 1876, 8vo ; 
Poems, second series, London, 1879, 8vo; The Silence or Love, a sonnet 
sequence, London, 1899; The Triumph of Lote, a sonnet of sequence, 
London, 1902, sm. 4to. 


Born at Waterstown, Co. Westmeath, on July 17, 1850, being the 
son of Robert Holmes, of Moycashel, a noted breeder of racehorses and 
shorthorns, and the first to introduce the latter into Ireland — not, as Con- 
nolly says in his " Household Library of Ireland's Poets," the well-known 
lawyer who defended Robert Emmet. Mr. Holmes is related by descent to 
" Billy " Holmes, the famous parliamentary whip, and Charles Arbuthnot, 
the statesman. His mother was the daughter of William Henn, Master 
in Chancery. Mr. Holmes went to England in 1861, and was educated 
at Merchant Taylor's School and St. John's College, Oxford, where he 
graduated B.A., 1874; M.A., 1876, and was appointed inspector of schools 
in 1875, a position from which he retired in 1911. 

HOLMES, EMRA. — Tales, Poems, and Masonic Papeks, by E. H., with a 
biographical sketch of the author, by G. M. Tweddell, Stokesley, 1877, 
8vo ; Amabel Vaughan and other tales, etc. Being the second series of 
Tales, Poems, and Masonic Papers. . . . With a Masonic memoir of the 
author by G. M. Tweddell, Truro, 1879, 8vo. 

He is the son of Marcus Holmes, an artist, and was born on July 4, 
1839, in Somersetshire, entered the Civil Service, and eventually 
became collector of Customs. He is a prominent Freemason, and writes 
largely for Masonic and other journals. Poems by him have appeared in 
the following Irish papers : Limerick Chronicle, Waterford Citizen, Cork 
Examiner, yeivry Meporter, Belfast 'Newsletter, Northern Whig, Berry 
Journal, Nexory Telegraph, etc. In Herbert Thomas's "Poems of Corn- 
wall " will be found poems by him, contributed to Cornish papers. 

HOLMES, GEORGE. — The Muse's Wreath, or miscellaneous pieces of 
poetry, Belfast, 1856. 

Also published "Reflections on Man," in four parts; " Zarah," an 
Arabian tale; "The Pirate's Bride," a story of the Levant, which may 
be in verse. 

HOLMES, THOMAS (?).— Loohhine, and other poems, London, 1846, 8vo. 
Was a surgeon. 

HOLMES, WILLIAM. — ^Reflections on Mh. James Duchal's " Rbmaeks," 
a poem, Belfast, 1732, 8vo. 

Various other works published by him in Belfast, chiefly on religious 


HOOK, HARRIET HORNCASTLE.— The Double Disguise, a comic 
opera, 1784, 8vo; Sacred Hours, religious poems (compiled by Mrs. H.), 
1806, 12mo ; Diamond Cut Diamond, a musical entertainment (not 
printed), with music by James Hook. Produced in May, 1797. 

She was the wife of James Hook, the musical composer and conductor at 
Vauxhall Gardens, and therefore the mother of Theodore Hook and of 
James Hook, Dean of Worcester. She was highly esteemed, and the 
Gentleman's Magazine, in noticing her death, says. "Her virtues and 
accomplishments were well-known ; as an authoress and an artist her pro- 
ductions are highly valued." Dr. R. Garnett, in his notice of Theodore 
Hook in " Dictionary of National Biography," is wrong in giving 1795 
as the year of her death. Her maiden name was Madden. Died on 
October 18, 1805. 

HOOLEY, JOHN ( ?) . — Pygmalion, and other poems, Calcutta, 1873 (or 1874). 
Possibly Irish. Wrote for Calcutta Press. See Notes and Queries, 
fifth series, vol. 7. 


HOPE, HENRY JOY MoCRACKBN.— Son of following writer, James Hope. 
Wrote religious verse, and is included in Rev. W. F. Stevenson's " Hymns 
for the Church and Home." Born near Belfast in 1809, and died at 
Shanemagowston, Dunadry, Co. Antrim, January 19, 1872. Was for 
many years a bookbinder at Messrs. Chambers', of Dublin. 

HOPE, JAMES. — One of the United Irishmen, and wrote verse, some of his 
poems being quoted in Dr. Madden's memoir of him in " Lives of the 
United Irishmen." About a dozen pieces by him are also included in 
" Literary Remains of the United Irishmen," by the same author. He 
was born near Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, on August 25, 1764, and was 
living in Belfast in 1846. He was a working weaver. 

HOPKINS, JOHN. — The Triumphs of Peace, or The Glomes or Nassaw. A 
Pindarick poem occasioned by the conclusion of the peace between the 
Confederacy and France, London, 1698, 8vo ; The Victoky of Death, or 
The Fall op Beauty, a visionary Pindarick poem, occasioned by the 
death of Lady Cutts, London, 1698, 8vo; Milton's Paradise Lost, 
imitated in rhyme, London, 1699, 8vo; Amasia, or The Works of the 
Muses. A collection of poems, three volumes, London, 1700, 8vo. 
Born in Dublin, January, 1675. B.A., T.C.D., 1698. 

HOPKINS, REY. JOHN HENRY.— Liberty, a poem delivered before the 
literary societies of the University of Vermont, etc., New York, 1847, 
8vo; Poems by the Wayside, etc.. New York, 1883, 8vo; Carols, Hymns, 
and Songs, fourth edition. New York (?), 1887. 

Son of following writer. Born in Pittsburg on October 28, 1820. 

HOPKINS, RIGHT REV. JOHN HENRY (Bishop of Yermont) .—Twelve 
Canzonets, words and music, 1839 ; The History op the Church, in verse, 
etc., New York and Boston, 1867, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin on January 30, 1792 ; died in Vermont, January 9, 1868. 
Was Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Vermont. AVrote a large number of 
works and was a musician of ability. 

HOPPER, NORA. — Ballads in Prose, London, 1894, 8vo (contains verse); 
Under Quicken Boughs, poems, London, 1896, 8vo; Songs op the Morn- 
ing, London, 1900, 8vo; Aqumarines, poems, London, 1902, 8vo; Poems, 
selected, 1908, 8vo. 

Born in Exeter on January 2, 1871. Her father was an Irish army 
officer, her mother's maiden name being Francis. Her first published 
poem appeared in the Family Herald in 1887. She wrote charming poems 
for innumerable journals. She married W. H. Chesson, the well-known 
writer, in 1901. Her work was growing in beauty and in popularity 
when, to the great regret of everyone who knew her and her work, 
she died on April 14, 1906. Several stories by her have been published, 
one of which, " A Northern Juliet," ran serially through Atalanta. 

" HORATIO." — The Temple op Policy, or An Allegorical Vision op Her 
Most Famous Votaries, Dublin, 1784. 

HORE, REY. JOHN PATRICK.— Born at Wexford in 1840, and was the son 
of Edmund Hore, for many years a journalist on the Wexford Indepen- 
dent, and author of the " Address to the Earl of Mulgrave " (Viceroy of 
Ireland), in the dialect of the Barony of Forth. The son was educated 
at the Diocesan College in his native town, and about 1860 began to write 
poems for the Nation over his initials. For a time he sub-edited the 
Wexford Independent. He died of fever in Enniscorthy soon after his 


ordination, September 30, 1864. A notice of him, with extracts from his 
poems, appeared in The Lamp, a Catholic periodical, shortly after his 

HORE, MARCUS.— A Kerry poet, who wrote the poem on the tomb of 
O'Donoghue Mor in Muckross Abbey. It is quoted in Windele's " South 
of Ireland," p. 433, and other works. 

MORGAN, REY. MATTHEW.— Cahir Conei, a. metrical legend (in Irish, 
with a translation into English verse by E. V. H. Kenealy), edited by 
J. Windele. Privately printed, Cork, 1860, 8vo. 

Born at Whitechurch, Co. Cork, of which he afterwards became parish 
priest, and where be died on March 1, 1849, in the 73rd year of his age. 
A celebrated antiquary, Gaelic scholar, and poet, often mentioned by 
"Father Prout " in his "Reliques," and noticed in Richard Sainthill's 
" 011a Podrida." Wrote English and Irish verse, and translated some 
of Horace's and Moore's poems into Irish. 

MORGAN, REY. MICHAEL P. — The Life and Labours op Saint Wilfrid, 
Bishop of York, in verse, Louth (Lincolnshire), 1889, 8vo ; Legends of 
THE English Saints, and other legends and verses, Louth, 1890, 8vo; 
Cork and the River Lee, and other historical verses, Louth, 1891, 8vo ; 
Faith of our Fathers, or Reason and Unbelief, and other verses, Louth, 
1891, 8vo; Lays of Bristol, and other verses, Louth, 1891, 8vo. 

Born in Bristol of Irish parents on September 26, 1846. He was a 
priest on the English mission when the above pieces were published. 

MORT, LIEUT.-COL. RICHARD. — The Beauty of the Rhine, a metrical 
romance in four cantos, Dublin, 1836, 8vo ; The Rook, illustrated with: 
various legends and original songs and music descriptive of Gibraltar, 
with drawings, London, 1839, 4to. 
Edited the JRoyal Military Magazine, and wrote some Stories. 

MOULTON, ROBERT, M.B. — The Contract, comic opera, 1788, 8vo ; Double 
Stratagem, comic opera (not printed), 1784; Gibraltar, comic opera 
(not printed), 1784; Orpheus and Eurydice, burlesque opera (not. 
printed), 1784; Calypso, comic opera (not printed), 1785; Wilmore 
Castle, comic opera, 1800, 8vo. 

Apparently an Englishman, but lived in Ireland for some years and. 
wrote for various Irish newspapers and magazines, such as 'Walliei's 
Siherntaii Magazine (1780-90), Freeman's Journal, etc. 

HOUSTON, THOMAS.— The Woes of Erin, an ode, Edinburgh, 1798, 8vo ; 
An Apology, or Key to the Race to Hell, or the rise and origin by that 
poem, exemplified in a story of the Kingdom of the Beings, one of the 
islands of the moon ... to which is added An Ode to Avarice (by " Cuth- 
bert Cudgel, Esq."), second edition, Newcastle, 1800 (?), 12mo; another 
edition, published by the author, Newcastle, 180(5, 12mo ; An. Epistle 
FROii Silly Billy^, an idiot in Newcastle, to Gen. Bonaparte, First 
Consul in France, verse, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1803, 8vo ; A Love Elegy, 
etc. '(over signature of " Cuthbei't Cudgel"), 1800, 12mo; Ax Ode to 
Avarice, etc. (over same signature as preceding), 1800 (?), 12mo ; Term- 
Day, or The I'njust Steward, a comedy, Newcastle-on-Tyrne, 1803 ; 
Poems, Odes, and Songs; A Race to Hell; The Progress of 
Madness, etc. 

Born in Ireland about 1777, and died on December 27, 1803, in New- 
castle Infirmary, aged 26 years. AVas a brass founder by trade. There 
is a notice of him in The Neiccasth Magazine about 1820, and he is 


represented in " A Choice Collection of Newcastle Songs," 1872. He was 
buried in the ground attached to Newcastle Infirmary. 

HOUSTON, W. M. CHAPMAN. — The Hills of Hell and othee Poems (under 
pseudonym of " Desmond Mountjoy "), London, 1911. 

HOWARD, ALFRED. — O'Dokoghue of the Lakes ; oh, the Haeleqlin and 
THE Lbpeechatjn ; Dublin, 1840. 

This piece was produced at the Theatre Royal, Dublin, as the work 
of " Paddy Kelly," which was Howard's pseudonym. He was the son 
of a vintner named Henry Howard, of Chui-cli Lane, College Green, and 
was bom early in the 19th century. He contributed prose and verse 
to The Comet (started May 2, 1831, at 10 D'Olier Street, and afterwards 
carried on at 2 Church Lane, opposite Howard's Tavern), over signature 
of "Paddy Kelly," and anonymously. He started a paper of his own 
called Paddy Kelly's Budget, on November 14, 1832, and edited it for 
about half-a-dozen years. He next went to London and wrote for the 
comic papers, going back to Dublin after a time, and carrying on another 
journal, a short-lived weekly, entitled Punchinello or Punch and Judy. 
About 1853 or 1854 he opened a tavern called " The Paddy Kelly Tavern," 
but finally went to London, and apparently died there. 

HOWARD, LADY CATHERINE.— The Chapel Bell and other poems, by 
Lady — — , a convert from Anglicanism to Christianity. Dublin, 1854, 
12mo; Sacred Verses, London, 1864, 12mo; Hymns and Vebses, London, 
1884, 8vo. 

The two last volumes were published after the authoress married the 
Hon. Arthur Petre (July, 1855). She was the daughter of the fourth Earl 
of Wicklow, and wrote for various Catholic and other magazines, especi- 
ally to the Month, over the signature of " C. P." She was born in Ireland, 
probably on August 23, 1831, and died December 27, 1882. 

HOWARD, GORGES EDMUND.— Almeyda, or the Rival Kings, a tragedy 
in verse, Dublin, 1769, 8vo ; The Life op Man, an allegorical vision, a 
poem in three parts, Dublin, 1772, 8vo; The Siege of Tamob, a tragedy 
in verse, Dublin, 1773, 8va and 12mo ; The Female Gamester, Dublin, 
1778, 12mo ; Miscellaneous AVorks in Verse and Prose, Dublin, 1782, 

Born at Coleraine, Co. Derry, August 28, 1715, and died in Dublin in 
June, 1786. He was a Protestant, but showed much enthusiasm in the 
cause of tolerance to Catholics, and was so strongly in favour of their 
emancipation that they presented him with a testimonial, as a mark of 
gratitude. Robert Jephson (q.v.) satirised him a good deal, and Howard 
wrote " A Candid Appeal to the Public," Dublin, 1771, and " Postscript " 
to the same, 1771. He was the author of various prologues and epilogues, 
and several legal and other works. He was an architect of some skill, as 
well as a writer. 

HOWARD, JOHN OWENS. — Clara, or Fancy's Tale, a poem in three cantos, 
Dublin, 1815, 8vo. 

HOWARTH, ELLEN CLEMENTINE.— The Wind Harp, and other poems, 
Philadelphia, 1864, 12mo ; Poems, second edition (with introduction by 
R. W. Gilder), Newark, New Jersey, 1868, Svo. 

Born of parents named Doran, at Cooperstown, New York, on May 20, 
1827. Married a Mr. J. Howarth in 1846. May be still alive. 

HOWICK, REY. WILLIAM.— A Collection of Hymns, adapted to Congre- 
gational Worship, Dublin, 1829, 12mo. 


HOYLE, REY. CHARLES.— Thkee Days at Killaeney, and other poems 
(anonymously), London, 1828, 12mo. 

Was vicar or curate of Overton, near Marlborough, and wrote often 
for the Annuals, etc. 

HUDDLESTON, ROBERT.— A Collectiok op Poems and Songs on Sevekal 
Subjects, Belfast, 1844, 8vo; A Collection of Poems and Songs on 
DiFFfBBNT StJBjECTS, Belfast, 1846, 8vo. 

A small farmer of Moneyrea, Co. Down, to whom there is a poem in 
Herbison's " Children of the Year," and also one by him. He contributed 
poems to Ulster Magazine, Belfast, 1860-63. 

HUDSON, EDWARD.— Ode on St. Cecilia's Day (signed " A Patrician "), 
Dublin, 1788. 

In British Museum copy there is an autograph letter of author to 
Edmund Burke. He was born at Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, on June 11, 
1743. Married to Frances Barton (widow of Mr. E. Honan), on October 
10, 1787, and died on' October 8, 1821. See The Citizen (Dublin), 1843, 
page 99, for notice and poem by him. He was the most eminent dentist 
in Dublin of his time, and settled in 1776 in Grafton Street. He was 
also a clever artist, and designed the vignette for the " Ode " above 
mentioned (which was printed for private circulation). His nephew, 
Edward Hudson, was a great friend of Tom Moore's, and his son, 
William Eliot Hudson, was the notable musical antiquary who died in 
1853. I have seen a squib called " An Heroic Epistle from Kitty Cut-a- 
Dash to Oronoko," Dublin, 1778, attributed to Hudson. 

HUDSON, FRANCIS S. BRERETON.— A clever sporting writer and 
author of several Irish stories of a racy character. Only child of 
S. B. Hudson, of Skreggan House, King's Co. When about 14 wrote a 
three-act comedy, and published his first poem, a hunting song, in 
Shamrock when about 16. Was editor and half proprietor of a Dublin 
paper. The Turf Telegraph, and editor of second series of Pat, a, Dublin 
comic. Wrote much prose and verse after he settled in London in 
1882, for Theatre, All the Year Bound, Lady's Pictorial, Globe, 
Winning Post, Pall Mall Gazette, Funny Folks, Sporting and Vramatic 
News, Mousshold Words, Era, Pictorial World, Whitehall Bevietv, etc. 
A burlesque by him was produced at Queen's Theatre, Dublin, in 1881, 
and he wrote other dramatic pieces. He was the author of a book entitled, 
" Sea Fishing for Amateurs." His death occurred some years ago, but I 
do not know the exact date. 

HUDSON, MARY. — Churchyard Flowers, poems, London, 1892. 
A young Irish lady. 

HUGGARD, SAMUEL J. — Love's Echoes from Cove — Rosalie, poems, 
Cork, 1909. 

HUGHES, MOST REY. JOHN (Archbishop of New York).— Born at Anna- 
loghan, Co. Tyrone, on June 24, 1797 ; died at New York, January 3, 
1864. One of the greatest of American prelates, and a poet of no mean 
capacity. His poems were published in The Centinel, an American 
journal, over the signature of " Leander." He wrote various works on 
religious subjects. 

HUGHES, MATTHEW F. — Lyrics and Sonnets of Ireland (over signature 
of " Conaciensis "), Dublin, 1871. 

Born in 1834, and wrote many poems to the Nation, Irish People, 
Universal News (London), and other journals, over his initials, sigfiature 


already referred to, or that of " Francisco." A poem by him will be found 
in Hayes' " Ballads of Ireland " amongst anonymous pieces. He was by 
trade a tailor. His first poem appeared in Nation, 1852. He died on 
March 17, 1895, and was buried in Glasnevin, where a monument to his 
memory was erected by John McCall (q.v.). 

HUGHES, ROBERT J.— Born November 23, 1859, in Armagh, and is a son of 
the late Capt. Robert Hughes, of Belfast. He was educated at St. 
Malachy's College, Belfast, and entered commercial life in that city, 
afterwards proceeding to Dublin, where he resides. Contributed much 
verse to Derry Journal, Belfast Morning News, Lloyd's London Magazine, 
Glasgow Herald, and also contributed poems to United Ireland, Irish 
Society, and Pat. He wrote an ode to Trim and another to Mellifont for 
the Society of Irish Antiquaries, and was the author of the pantomime 
for Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (1887-88). Some of his songs have been set 
to music and published separately. 

HUGHES, TERENCE MoMAHON.— Irish Stew, or a Taste oi? Something 
Spiot and Suitable to the Time ; being an attempt to solve the Main(e) 
question, relating to the disputed territory to the West of St. George'.s 

Channel (by " Corney the Rhymer"), edited by Lord B , sixth 

edition, London, 1839, 8vo ; The Ocean Flower, a poem with notes, Lon- 
don, 1845, 8vo ; The Biliad, or How to Criticize, a satire in verse, with 
the Dirge of Repeal and other jeux d' esprit, second edition, London, 
1846, 8vo ; Iberia Won, a poem with notes, London, 1847, 12mo. 

" Irish Stew " is a collection of forty-one comic songs, mostly set to 
Irish airs, and including his once well-known "Vic Machree." "The 
Biliad " is an attack upon the Athenteum, which did not appreciate his 
" Ocean Flower." Hughes wrote some very interesting works on Spain 
and Portugal, his " Revelations of Spain " being the most notable. He 
also translated various Portuguese lyrics, and wrote an essay on Portu- 
guese literature. He was born in Newry, Co. Down, on December 27, 
1812, and passed his earliest years there. He was a cousin of Sir 
Charles Oavan Duffy, and wrote for the latter's paper, the Belfast 
Vindicator, afterwards contributing poems to the Nation over the signa- 
tures of " Corney the Rhymer," " Theta," " O'Niall," " Turlough," and 
probably " Albano," and "The Red Hand." In the first number of the 
Nation, October 15, 1842, there is a poem by him signed with the figure 
of a drawn hand. He went to London and became attached to the staflf 
of The Morning Chronicle, acting later as Spanish correspondent for the 
paper. He edited a London comic, entitled The London Magazine and 
Charivari, and died in 1849, probably in Spain. He is spoken of by some 
writers as Thomas Hughes. 

HULL, REY. JOHN DAWSON.— The Reverie, and other poems, Belfast, 
1833, 8vo ; Hymns and Spiriiital Songs, London, 1844, 12mo ; The Lake 
AND other Poems (anonymously), London, 1846 ; Lays op Many Years, 
London, 1854, 12mo ; The Song of a Pilgrim, Home and other Poems, 
London, 1873, 8vo ; A Chaplet for the Chttrch, original Christian melo- 
dies, London, 1881, 8vo ; Hymns foe all Hours, London, 1850, 18mo. 

Was incumbent of Killaney when his first volume of verse was printed 
(by Wm. McComb). B.A., T.C.D., 1822. There is one of his poems in 
" Lyra Hibernica Sacra," 1879, at which time he was Vicar of Wickham- 
brook, Suffolk. The eminent Irish geologist, Prof. Edward Hull, F.R.S., 
is his son. 


HUME, KEY. ABRAHAM, LL.D., D.C.L.— A notable Irish antiquary, Ixirn 
in Co. Down on February 9, 1814, and died November 21, 1884. He was 
a frequent contributor to Ulster Journal of Archceology. Wrote poems 
in various papers, sometimes in the North of Ireland dialect. See also 
for his poems " Poor Rabbin's Oillminick for the Toun o' Belfawst," 1861, 
1862, 1863. He wrote numerous works of historical and archaeological 
interest. See " Memoir " of him by John Cooper Morley, Liverpool, 1887. 

HUMPHREYS, JOSEPH.— There are a couple of Irish poems by this writer 
in S. C. Hall's Amulet for 1826-27. He published other pieces besides 
these. According to Hall's aiitobiographioal volumes, he was the author of 
a number of excellent Irish stories, including several of those in T. C. 
Croker's " Fairy Legends of the South of Ireland." He was a Cork man 
and a Quaker, and was Master of the Deaf and Dumb Institution at 
Claremont, near Dublin. See Croker's " Keen of the South of Ireland" 
for references to him. 

HUMPHREYS, R. — The Amusing Ixstetjcioh, ok Tales and Fables in Pbose 
AND Verse, Dublin, 1769, 12mo. 

HUMPHRIES, JOHN THOMAS CONOLLY.— Alice Lisle, Vice-Chancellor's 
prize poem, Dublin, 1878, 12mo. 

A poetical contributor to Kottahos, etc. A very lengthy piece of his 
appeared in that periodical in 1879-80. He graduated B.A. at T.C.D. in 
1878. He was the eldest son of Thomas W. Humphries, of Co. Donegal, 
and became a barrister. He died at Castlefin, Co. Donegal, on July 26, 
1896, aged 41. 

HUNTER, REY. WILLIAM, D.D.— Select Melodies, 1851; The Minstrel 
OF ZioN, 1845 ; Songs of Devotion, 1859 (all three collections of hymns 
edited by him). 

There are over 125 of his own hymns in above volumes. He was the 
son of John Hunter, and was born at Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, on May 
26, 1811. In 1873 he was Professor at Alleghany College, U.S.A. He 
was minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Alliance, Stark Co. 
Ohio, and died in 1877. 

HUSSEY (WALTER?). — There was a poetical writer of this name who is 
referred to several times in Sir James Prior's " Life of Edward Malone." 
pp. 6, 20, 22, 38. He was a Trinity College student, but I cannot identify 
him in Todd's List of Graduates, unless he be the Walter Hussey who 
graduated B.A., 1762. 

HUTCHINSON, REY. DANIEL PALOON.— Satisfaction of Justice, a poem, 
Kingston (Canada), 1851. 

An Irish-Canadian clergyman, mentioned in Morgan's " Bibliotheca 

HUTCHINSON, JOHN HELY (afterwards 1st Earl of Donoughmore).— This 
famous Irish politician was a writer of verse, and is mentioned as such 
in Jephson's "Epistle to G. E. Howard," where his signature is pven 
as "J. H. H." He was born in 1724, and graduated B.A. at T.C.D. in 
1744. His career as statesman and as Provost of T.C.D. is too well known 
to need recapitulation here. He added the name Hutchinson to his 
original name, Hely, and died September 4, 1794. I cannot specify acy 
particular piece by him. 


HUTTON, REV. HUGH.— PoBiitiL Pieces, chiefly on devotional and moral 
subjects, Chiswick and London, 1829, 12mo (edited) ; A Selection op 
Hymns for Cheistian Worship, Binuingham, 1835 ; Saul at Endok, a 
scene designed for music, London and Birmingham, 1842, 8vo ; The Fall 
OF Babylon, a sacred musical drama (on which is founded Spohr's grand 
oratorio of the same title), 1842, 8vo ; Gathered Leaves of Many Seasons, 
being the collected poems of "H.H.," London and Hackney, 1858, 12mo. 
A iSelfast man, and author of some religious prose works as well as of 
poetry. Born in 1795, died in 1871. His collection of hymns includes 
some of his own. 

HUTTON, MARY A. — The Tain, an Irish Epic told in English Verse, 
Dublin, 1908, 4to. 

HUTTON, REY. WILLIAM PEPPERAL.— Mahomet, a poem, etc., with 
minor poems, Dublin, 1829, 8vo ; A Tribittb of Song, being thoughts and 
feelings expressed in verse, London, 1841, 8vo. 

"Mahomet" gained the Vice-Chancellor's prize in Dublin University 
in 1828. B.A., T.C.D., 1811; M.A., 1837. 

HUTTON, REY. WYNDHAM MADDEN.— Poems (by a member of the 
University of Oxford), Oxford, 1851, 8vo ; Bertha's Dream, and other 
Tales, verse, Frome, Selwood, 1868, 8vo; Gottfried's Pilgrimage, an 
allegory, third edition, Dudley, 1868, 8vo. 

Wrote other works. Presumably of Irish origin. He was born in or 
about 1820, and died January 8, 1882. 

HYDE, DOUGLAS, LL.D. — The Love-Songs of Connaught, translated into 
English, London, 1894; another edition, 1895; Songs Ascribed to Raftery, 
with translations, Dublin, 1903 ; The Three Sorrows of Story-Telling, 
London, 1895; The Religious Songs of Connaught, two volumes, 1906; 
Love Songs of Connaught (Dun Emer Press), a selection, Dublin, 1904. 
One of the most distinguished Irish scholars of the day, and well known 
as a poetical contributor, over the signature of " An Chraoibhinn 
Aoibhinn " (the sweet branch), to Nation, Dublin l^niversity Beview, 
Celtic Times, Young Ireland, etc., etc. Has written innumerable poems 
in Irish — more than in English — and is a master of the old tongue. He 
has published one or two fine collections of Irish folk-lore and poetry, 
such as " Leabhar Sgeuluigheachta," Dublin, 1889; "Beside the Fire," 
folk-tales, London, 1890; and " Cois na Teineadh," Dublin, 1891. Some 
of his Irish poems are in u little volume recently published by the Rev. 
Euseby Cleaver, of Dolgelly, North Wales, and a few English ones (that 
is, those written in English), will be found in " Poems and Ballads of 
Young Ireland," Dublin, 1888, and in " Lays and Lyrics of the Pan-Celtic 
Society," Dublin, 1889. Dr. Hyde is the son of the Rev. Arthur Hyde, 
of Frenohpark, Co. Roscommon, and was born probably about 1860, near 
Kilmactranny, Co. Sligo, but is a direct descendant of the once noted 
Castle Hyde family, of Co. Cork. He was educated chiefly at T.C.D., 
where he had an extraordinarily brilliant career, seemingly carrying all 
before him. He gained many honours, medals and scholarships, and in 
1887 was made honorary member of the College Historical Society, T.C.D. 
In 1889 he was elected a life member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 
1891 he paid a lengthy visit to Canada. He has written a comprehensive 
history of Irish literature, many plays, and a number of other works of 
value. Since 1909 he has been professor of Modern Irish in University 
College, Dublin. 


" IGNOTUS."— Poems, Cork, 1870, 8vo. 

INGLIS, CATHERINE H.— Songs in Sorrow and Soxgs in Joy, second 
edition, Edinburgh, 1864; One Hundred Songs in Sorrow and Joy, 
Edinburgh, 1880. 

Daughter oj: Rev. A. Mahon, and born at Roscommon on June 24, 1815. 
Married Captain Inglis in 1844, and died many years ago. Some of her 
hymns are often used. 

INGRAM, JOSEPH FORSYTH. — Poems of a Pioneer, with biographical notes 
by C. W. Cowey, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1893, 8vo. 
A Belfast man. 

INGRAM, JOHN KELLS, LL.D.— Sonnets and other Poems, London, 1900, 

A distinguished scholar and political economist, but chiefly famous 
for his ballad, " Who Fears to Speak of '98? " which, under the title of 
" The Memory of the Dead," appeared (anonymously) in the Nation for 
April 1, 1843. Previous to that date he had written verse, and a couple of 
sonnets by him will be found in Dublin University Magazine, for 
February, 1840. He probably wrote other poems for that periodical. 
Contributions of his have appeared in Kottahos, Spectator , and Academy, 
a sonnet from the last-named paper being given in O'Reilly's " Poetry 
and Song of Ireland." He may possibly have been the " S.T.C.D.," of 
Irishman, 1849, as his " Memory of the Dead " is given with those 
initials in " Spirit of the Nation." He was born in 1823, in Co. Donegal, 
and not in Newry, Co. Down (where his widowed mother afterwards had a 
milliner's shop). Sch. T.C.D., 1840; B.A., 1843; Fellow, 1846; M.A., 
1850; LL.B. and LL.D., 1852. Appointed Regius Professor of Greek at 
T.C.D. in 1866, and Senior Lecturer in 1879. "Wrote one or two notable 
works on political economy. Died May 1, 1907. A very full and admir- 
able account of his work was contributed by T. W. Lyster to An Leabar- 
lain about a year ago. 

INNIS, REY. — A clergyman of this name is represented in Johnston's 

" Boyne Book of Poetry and Song" (Downpatrick, 18.59). 

" IRISHMAN, AN."— Erin-go-bragh, a poem, London, 1822, 8vo. 

This is a patriotic poem dedicated to Rt. Hon. Charles Grant. 

" IRISHMAN, AN."— Three Weeks in Belgifm, a poem, Dublin, 1849, 8vo. 

IRVINE, REY. GERARD A. D'ARCY.— Poems, Sydney, N.S.W., 1899, 
second edition, Loudon, 1907. 

Apparently another edition was jniblished in 1904 in Australia, and 
the 1907 volume is a new edition with seven new poems. But I have seen 
only the two named. 

IRWIN, EDWARD. — King O'Toole's Goose, an extravaganza in vorse 
(Lacy's collection of plays, 1850, etc.), London, 12mo; Poems Gewe and 
G.A.Y, London, 1863, 8vo. 

Was a bank accountant in Fermoy, and went to America about 18G8, 
He is represented in Ralph Vavian's " Harp of Erin," 18G9. 


IRWIN, EYLES. — St. Thomas' Mount, a poem, London, 1771, 4to; BedukAH, 
OR THE Self-Devoted, an Indian pastoral, Londoia, 1774, 4to; 1776, 4to; 
Eastern Eclogues (anonymously), 1780, 4to ; Occasional Epistles to Mr. 
Hayley, during a, journey from Lisbon to the Gulf of Persia, London, 
1783, 4to ; Ode on the Death op Ayder Ally-, 1784, 4to ; The Triumph of 
Innocence, an ode on the deliverance of Maria Theresa Charlotte, Princess 
Royal of Prance, from the prison of the Temple, London, 1796, 4to ; Nilus, 
an elegy on the victory of Admiral Nelson, London, 1798, 4to; The 
Bedouins, a comic opera, Dublin, 1802, 12mo ; Ode to Iberia, London, 
1808, 4to ; The Fall of Saragossa, an elegy, 1808, 4to ; Napoleon, or 
the Vanity op Human Wishes, two parts, 1814, 4to. 

Born in Calcutta about 1747, his father, one of the Irwins of Oran, Co. 
Roscommon, being an East Indian official. He was educated at Chiswick 
and in London, and entered the Madras Civil Service in 1767, gradually 
attaining a very important position therein. In 1778 he married a Miss 
Brooke, of Co. Longford, a near relative of the author of " The Fool 
of Quality," and died on August 12, 1817, at Clifton. See yotes and 
Queries, 4th series, volume xi. 

IRTSIN, H. C. (?). — ^Rhymes and Renderings, London, 1886, 8vo. 

IRWIN, ISABEL C— A sister of Mary Catherine Burke (q.v.), and born in 
Dublin. Is the wife of William H. Irwin, of New York, and has written 
various poems in the American papers and magazines. She is included 
in John Boyle O'Reilly's " Poetry and Song of Ireland." 

IRWIN, THOMAS CAULFIELD.— Versicles, Dublin, 1856, 8vo (British 
Museum copy has MS. corrections by the author) ; Poems, Dublin, 1866, 
12irio; Irish Poems and Legends, historical and traditionary, with illustra- 
tive notes, Glasgow, 1869, 16mo ; Songs and Romances, Dublin, 1878, 8vo ; 
Pictures and Songs, Dublin, 1880, 8vo ; Sonnets on the Poetry and 
Problem op Life, Dublin, 1881, 8vo; Versicles, Dublin, 1882; Poems, 
Sketches, and Songs, Dublin, 1889, 8vo. 

Sou of a physician, and born at Warrenpoint, Co. Down, on May 4th, 
1823. He was educated by private tutors, and travelled over part of 
Europe, and was especially well versed in continental literature. He was 
intended for the medical profession, it is said, but the loss of his patrimony 
in 1848, upset all arrangements made. His father had died when he 
was only eight years old, and at an early age, he turned his attention to 
literature. He was presumably the " T.C.I." who wrote a story in The 
Dublin Journal of Temperance, Scienos and Literature (1842-3). Not 
long after 1848, he commenced to write often for the papers. To the 
Nation he contributed a great deal over the initials " T.I." from 1853 
onwards, his first piece appearing, I think, on October 15th of that year. 
Probably his first poem in The Dublin University Magazine was " The 
Forge," which was published over his full name in December, 1853. He 
wrote largely for that magazine, as well as for the Nation and also pub- 
lished a good many poems and essays in The Shamrock, including an 
elaborate biography of Swift. He was on the regular staff of The Irish 
People (1863, etc.), and many poems by him appeared in it. To Duffy's 
Hibernian Magazine, Tinsley's Magazine, Illustrated Monitor (Dublin), 
and in later years, to W^\ehly Irish Times, he contributed a large number 
of poems, and about the period of his connection with the Irish People, 
was Dublin correspondent of a New York paper. In 187D, he published 
a collection of prose sketches entitled " Winter and Summer Stories and 
Slides from Fancy's Lantern." According to Read's " Cabinet of Irish 
Literature," he wrote " Ortus and Ermia," a poetic drama, translated 
Catullus into verse, and wrote "From Csesar to Christ," a romance of 


antique life. His private life was rather unfortunate, and his last few 
years were spent in poverty and pai-tial imbecility. In or about 1862 he 
printed privately a pamphlet accusing various people of trying to rob and 
ruin him. He died at Rathmines, Dublin, on February 20, 1892, and was 
buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery. He was distinctly one of the best 
Irish poets of the century, but wrote too voluminously. For articles on his 
poems, see Irish Quarterly Review (1856), Irish Monthly (1877 and 1878), 
Dublin University Review (1886), and Tinxley's Magazine of a few years 
ago, where (in an essay by Richard Dowling) he is called " The Irish 

ISDELL, FITZGERALD, M.D.— Author of some poems in Kottabos, and 
represented in J. M. Lowry's "Book of Jousts." B.A., T.C.D., 1877; 
M.B., 1880; M.A. and M.D., 1891. Is now a physician practising in 

ISDELL, SARAH.— The Pook Gentleman, a comedy, 1811, 8vo. 

This piece was very successful when produced on the Dublin stage. The 
authoress was born in Ireland and was a near relative of Oliver Goldsmith. 
She was a, governess in the Denny family of Tralee. See under "Rowan, 
William." She published a couple of other works, entitled " The Irish 
Recluse," a novel in three vols., 1809, and " The Vale of Louisiana." 

lYERS, FERDINAND F. ( ?) .—A contributor of prose and verse to various 
Catholic journals between 1840-1850, including Dolman's Magazine, where 
poems of his will be found about 1846 and 1847. His brother was a 
priest on the Kentish Town Mission. 

lYERS, F. J. (?)— The Peince or Asiurias (verse P), London, 1844, 8vo. 


J., J. — Juvenile Poems on Seveeal Occasions, Waterfoid, 1773. 

J., R. B. — The Vision of Mahy ; or a Dream of Joy, a poem in honour of the 
Immaculate Conception, London, 1836, 8vo. 
The author was a barrister. 

JACKMAN, ISAAC. — All the Wokld's a Stage, a farce in two acts, 1777, 
Svo ; The Milesian, a oomic opera, London, 1777, 8vo ; Hero and Lbandbr, 
a burletta, 1787, 8vo ; Almirina, a mock tragedy (probably by him, but not 
published); The Divorce, musical farce, 1781, 8vo; The Man or Parts, 
a farce, 179.5, 12mo. 

An Irish journalist who became editor of Londoia Morning Post and then 
of an Irish paper. He was the son of a clerk in the Lord Mayor of Dublin's 
office, and was trained and practised as an attorney in Dublin. There 
was a Rev. Isaac Jackman born in Dublin about 1752, who died at Lam- 
beth on May 5, 1831, flho had been Vicar of Kirtling, Cambridgeshire. 
Was he the above or a relative? 

JACKMAN, REV. JOHN A., O.S.F.— Via Crucis, and other poems, Dublin, 

Born at Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, on July 10, 1842. Joined 
Irish Franciscan Province when he was sixteen years old, and went to St. 
Isidore's, Rome. He was ordained in Waterford; was elected Minister 
Provincial in 1882 and re-elected in 1885. Since his ordination he has 
chiefly remained in Dublin. 

JACKSON, J. W. — The Seer of Sinai axd Other Poems, Loudon, 1866, Svo. 
Author of various books on mesmerism, phrenology, etc., between 1861 
and 1863, the earliest of which was published in Dublin. 

JACKSON, JAMES SUTTON. — The Bride of Rosbn-glex, a poetic tale, 
Dublin, 1843, 8vo. 

JACKSON, JOHN. — A famous humourist, who wrote for many years to the 
Dublin Warder and Evening Mail over the pseudonym of " Terry Dris- 
coll." He was born in Kilrush, where he was a schoolfellow with W. M. 
Downes (g.T.) W. J. Fitzpatrick mentions in a note in his " Lady Morgan " 
that Jackson was the reporter of Kilrush doings for Morning Herald of 
London, for which he wrote " The Kilrush Petty Sessions." He was dis- 
missed from the paper for handing over his shorthand notes (of speeches 
by O'Connell, etc.), to the Government for the State Trials of 1844. The 
latter rewarded him by an appointment in Dublin Castle, worth jei50 a 
year, which he enjoyed till his death. In 1841-42 he was a con- 
tributor of verse and sketches to Limerick Star and Chronicle. An 
anonymous poem by him, entitled " The Lady's Glove," will be found on 
pages 208-9 of Mrs. Mary J. Knott's " Two Months at Kilkee," Dublin, 
1836. He died in Dublin in 1857, and was buried in Mount Jerome 

JAMES, SIR JOHN KINGSTON (Bart.). — The Jerusalem Delivered of 
Tasso, translated into English verse, 1865, 8vo ; Day Dreams, to which 
are added some translations from the Italian, poems (printed at Chis- 
wick Press), London, 1879, 4to; Tassq's Jerusalem Delivered, translated, 
second edition, 1884. 


B.A., T.O.D., ISao; M.A., 1840. Died on May 22, 1893, aged 78. 
Was probably the son of the Lord Mayor of Dublin of the name in 1824. 
He wrote several songs which were set to music. 

JAMES, SOPHIE A. M.— Holly Berries, poems, Dublin, 1879, 8vo. 

JAMISON, REY. DAVID.— Passim Papers, in prose and verse, Belfast, 1889, 

Of Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh, and author of " Bible Cheer," " The 
Angels and their Song at Bethlehem," etc. Died November 17, 1909, 
aged 67. 

JBFFERS, R. — The Penitent and Other Poems, Cork, 1816. 

JELLICOE, S. CHARLES. — Sonnets and Songs, Dublin, 1901, 8vo, 4to. 

Was accidentally drowned in or about 1902. Is represented in " Dublin 
Book of Irish Verse," 1909. 

JENNINGS, GEORGE.— Leonore, a poem, Dublin, 1848, 8vo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1851. 

JENNINGS, REY. JOHN ANDREW.— Hymns, for private circulation, 1878; 
Wayside Restings, Dublin, 1880, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin in 1855. B.A., T.C.D., 1880; M.A., 1883. Edited 
The Church of Ireland Parish Magazine, the circulation of which increased 
rapidly under his skilful management. Was first Curate of Drogheda, 
then Rector of Portnashangan, Rector of Donaghpatrick, Navan, and 
now holds a similar office in Dublin. He was married in 1886. For 
charitable purposes he has given very successful public readings. His 
admirable " Selections from Irish Authors," from Dickens and from 
American authors and similar works are well-known and popular books. 

JEPHSON, SIR CHARLES DENHAM NORREYS.— A clever contributor to 
the Dublin Comet, 1831, etc., and a translator of Horace's Odes, who 
afterwards became M.P. for Mallow, 1826-59. He was living in December, 
1874, when John Sheehan wrote an article on the Comet in Gentleman's 
Magazine. This article is very vague, but Sheehan seems to be referring 
to Jephson when he alludes to " the young Protestant gentleman," who 
was a distinguished T.C.D. man, and eventually a J. P. But the matter is 
very doubtful, as no one of the name is mentioned in Todd's List of Dublin 
Graduates. Jephson is represented in Part II. of " The Parson's Horn- 
Book," a publication of the Comet Club, by a piece entitled " Song of 
Lucifer," and he may possibly have written also the pieces entitled " The 
Devil's Excursion." and " Fate of the Frog." In 1838 he changed his 
name to Jephson Norreys. He was born in Surrey in 1799, and died in 
Queenstown, July 11, 1888. 

JEPHSON, REY. JOHN MOUNTENEY.— Narrative or a Walking Tour in 
Brittany, with a collection of Breton Ballads, London, 1859, 8vo. 

Was author of other works, and editor of the Literary Gazette for some 
years. Of Armagh family. Born in 1819. and died in 1865. 

JEPHSON, CAPTAIN ROBERT.— An Heroic Epistle to George Edmund 
Howard ("from George Faulkner"), 5th edition, Dublin. 1771, 8vo; 
Epistle from G. E. Howard to George Faulkner, 3rd edition, Dublin, 
1772, 8vo; Braganza, a tragedy,, 1775, 8vo; The Law of Lombardy, a 
tragedy, 1779, 8vo ; Count of Narbonne, a tragedy, 1781, 8vo ; The Hotel, 
farce, 1783, 8vo; The Campaign, comic opera, 1785 (not printed); Julia. 
a tragedy, 1787, 8vo; Love and War, musical piece, 1787 (not printed); 


Two Stkings to Your Bow, farce, 1791, 8vo ; The Conspiracy, tragedy, 
Dublin, 1796, 8vo ; Roman Portraits, a poem, with engravings by Barto- 
lozzi, etc., London, 1794, 4to. 

Born in Ireland in 1736 ; educated in Dublin, and entered the army, 
and after reaching the rank of captain, retired and settled in England. 
Married in 1767 a daughter of Sir Edward Barry, the eminent physician, 
and became master of the horse to Viscount Townshend, Iiord Lieutenant 
of Ireland, which post he kept under twelve successive viceroys. In 1778 
he became M.P. for Old Leighlin in the Irish Parliament. He died at 
Blackrock, near Dublin, on May 31, 1803. He wrote many of the 
witty and amusing pieces in " The Bachelor, or Speculations of Jeffrey 
Wagstaffe, ' ' and was a noted satirist and wit. He was a friend of Horace 
Walpole, and corresponded with him. A descendant of his, a friend of 
Miss Mitford, is mentioned by the latter as intending to collect and 
publish his works. He published a satire on the French Revolution, called 
"The Confessions of Jean Baptiste Coutean," two vols., 1794. The 8th 
edition of his " Epistle to E. G. Howard " appeared in 1772. 

JESSOP, GEORGE H. — Shamus O'Brien, a romantic Irish opera, with music 
by Sir C. V. Stanford, London, 1896. 

The above was produced at the Opera Comique, London, in Marcli, 
1896, and had a long run. The author was a contributor to Kottabos 
while a student of T.C.D., but, not being in Todd's list, he may not have 
graduated there. He went to America a good many years ago, and 
published some stories there. He also wrote various plays in the States, 
among these being " Madamoiselle," "Power of the Press," "Samuel 
of Posen," " The Great Metropolis," and " On Probation." He is 
represented in H. A. Hinkson's selection, " Dublin Verses." 

JESSOP, M. K. — Odds and Ends, prose and verse, London and Dublin, 1887, 

Most of the book is Irish in subject. 

JOBLING, CHARLOTTE.— Born in Belfast of an Irish father and an 
English mother. Spent her married life in England, but lived in Ireland 
after her husband's death. All her poems, which are very numerous, were 
written from 1878 onwards, and appeared in The Weekly Irish Times, 
'Xorth Down Almanac and JBaiKjor Herald, Glasgow Weekly Serald, and 
many other Irish papers, frequently over the signature of " Irish Molly." 
One of her pieces, perhaps her best, appeared in Hihernia (Dublin), 1883, 
and another in Miss Braddon's Mistletoe Bough, 1881. A couple of her 
pieces won prizes in Weekly Irish Times and The Weekly Freeman. Tc | 
Irish provincial papers she often wrote over her maiden name of " C. 
Cowan." She died in October, 1902. 

JOHNS, REY. CHARLES ALEXANDER.— Chronological Rhymes on 
LiSH History, 1833, 12mo. 

A distinguished botanist, and probably an Englishman. Born in 1811. 
and graduated B.A. T.C.D., 1840. Wrote some very popular and 

interesting botanical works and died in 1874. At T.C.D. he gained four 
Vice-Chancellor's prizes in Greek and Latin verse. 

JOHNSON, LIONEL.— Poems, London, ^896, 8vo ; Ireland, with other 
Poems, London, 1897, 8vo ; Twenty-One Poems by Lionel Johnson, 
selected by W. B. Yeats, Dun Emer Press, 1904; Selections from the 
Poems op Lionel Johnson, with foreword by Clement Shorter, London, 

A distinguished poet and critic, connected with The Academy, and other 
high-class journals., and formerly revJe\\er for the defunct Anti- Jacobin. 


He lias written exquisite verse as well as prose, and there are about a 
dozen of his poems in " The Book of the Rhymers' Club," 1st and 2nd 
series, London, 1892, etc. He was born at Broadstairs, Kent, of Irish 
family, in 1867, and was educated at Winchester, proceeding thence to 
Oxford in 1886. He graduated B.A. at New (College, in 1890, with a first- 
class in Classics. In the same year he settled in London, and soon began 
to write for the leading literary papers, among others, the Pall Mall 
Gazette, Daily Chronicle, lipeaher, Westminster Oaziite, etc. In 1891 
he became a Catholic. He published a remarkable volume on " The Art 
of Thomas Hardy," in 1896. He was a descendant of a long line of 
soldiers, his great-grandfather being General Sir Henry Johnson, 
who commanded the English troops at the Battle of New Boss in 1798. 
The family is connected with Co. Dublin. Owing to his diminutive stature, 
Lionel Johnson was almost the only member of it that did not join the 
army. He died on October 4, 1902, and was buried in Kensal Green. 
His fine work has been highly appreciated by the critics, and Mr. W. B. 
Yeats has published his essay on " Poetry and Nationality," 1908, and an 
edition, or more properly, a selection of his works, in three volumes, is 
now in preparation, the first volume having been just issued (1911). A 
couple of characteristically good examples of his prose are in "A Treasury 
of Irish Poetry," edited by Stopford Brooke and T. W. Rolleston. 

JOHNSON, WILLIAM KNOX.— Tehha TENEBRARrir, poems, London, 1898, 

An excellent volume of verse. Was born in 1868, at Monkstown, Co. 
Dublin. His father was the late Canon Johnson, of Carbery, Co. Kildare. 
Was educated at home and at Parsonstown, and graduated at Oxford in 
1891. Entered the Indian Civil Service, and died in India, June 13, 1906. 

JOHNSON, ZACHARIAH. — Musings by the Morning Noee, also Erin's 
Advice, verse, Dublin, illustrated, sq. 16mo, n.d. (c 1875). 

Probably printed in Kilkenny, where the author lived. B.A., T.C.D., 
1836; M.A., 1851. Was a Eellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and 
died in Kilkenny on January 11, 1892, aged 81. 

JOHNSTON, ANNA ISABEL.— See MacManus, Anna Isabel. 

JOHNSTON, EUGENE T. — The Donnybrook Fair Songster, compiled by E. 
T. J., New York, 1863, 12mo. 

There are songs by the compiler in the volume. 

JOHNSTON (HAIDEE or HARRIET) .—Lays or the Lost One, and other 
poems, Dublin, 1858. 

Is represented in " Irish Penny Readings," a collection published at 
the jN'^aiiow, office some years ago. She was Harriet, the daughter of 
Robert Allen, of Kilkenny, and became the first wife of William John- 
ston, M.P. (q_.v.). 

JOHNSTON, JAMES.— Poems, Belfast, 188-. 

JOHNSTON, JAMES M.— Jottings in Verse, Belfast, 1887, Svo. 
Wrote a few poems in ShamrocTi , 1866-7. 

JOHNSTON, JAMES NICHOLL.— Doneg.m. Memories and other Poems, 
Ijrivately urinted, New York, 1910. 

JOHNSTON, REY. JOCELYN.— A contributor of clever verse to Froth, 
Kottahos, and other Dublin journals. Born in Co. Down in 1855, and 
graduated B.A., T.C.D., 1880; M.A., 1888. Was incumbent of a parish 
at Bundoran, Co. Donegal, but is now rector of a New York church. 


JOHNSTON, JOHN.— Evangelical Poems, by the late John Johnston of 
Donaghadee, second edition, Belfast, 1828, 16mo. ' 

Born in 1748, and died May 1st, 1827. 

JOHNST9N, REY. JOHN A.— George Benn, in his "History of Belfast," 
mentions one of this name as a poet of ability. It is possible that the 
preceding writer may be identical with him. 

JOHNSTON, JOHN MOORE.— Hetebogenea, or Medley, etc., in prose and 
v«rse, Downpatrick, 1803, 12mo. 

A farmer, church-warden, and land-agent to Lord Moira and others, 
and born at Portmore Park, Co. Antrim, on December 14th, 1747. The 
book is very curious, and contains ?. lot of information about parishes and 
baronies in Co. Down, and Co. Antrim, with lists of centenarians. There 
is also a long biogi-aphical account of Lord Moira, father of the eminent 
soldier who became Marquis of Hastings. 

JOHNSTON, L. C— The Ritins or Erin, a poem,— ; The Lay or 
THE Last Irish Mixstbel, a poem, Dublin, 1817 ; Oeallachan, King of 
MuNSTER, a tale of Momonia, with other poems, Dublin, 1817, 12mo ; 
second edition, 1820; William III., or Protestant Ascendancy, Dublin, 
1826 ; second edition, 1827, 12mo. 

Also published a little book, now very scarce, " The History of 
Drogheda " (Drogheda, 1826, 12mo), and another, "Original Letters of 
Cromwell, written during the Siege of Drogheda," with notes, Drogheda, 
1834, 8vo (30 pp.). His " Oeallachan " is described in sub-title in Dublin 
edition of 1820, " Or the Battle of Dundalk Bay and other Poems." 

JOHNSTON, WILLIAM.— A frequent contributor to the Kentish Press nearly 
thirty years ago or so. He was formerly a member of the E. Division 
of the Metropolitan Police, stationed in Deptford or Greenwich. Many 
of his pieces appeared in Deptford papers of the late eighties, when he 
was about to collect and publish them in book form. He is a native of 
Co. Fermanagh. 

JOHNSTON, WILLIAM.— The Boyne Book oe Pobtby and Song (edited by 
W. J.), Downpatrick, 1869, 12mo. 

Sometime M.P. for South Belfast, and author of some novels, etc. Was 
Inspector of Fisheries in Ireland, during 1878-85, but was removed on 
account of his interference in political matters, being, as is well-known, 
a strong supporter and expounder of Orange principles. There are a 
couple of his own songs in above collection, and others, I believe, appeared 
in the Orange papers, such as The Doienshire Protestant, many years ago. 
He was born in Co. Down, on February 22nd, 182&, and was educated at 
T.C.D., graduating B.A., 18.52, M.A., 1856. He died at Ballykilbeg on 
July 17j 1902. Haidee Johnston (g.ii.) was his first wife. 

JOLY, REY. JOHN SWIFT.— Eabth's Christmas Ode, a poem, Dublin, 1886, 

Born in Dublin in 1818; B.A., T.C.D., 1839; M.A., 18-52; appointed 
rector of Athlone in 1869, and died in that town on December 3rd, 1887, 
leaving a large quantity of unpublished poetry. One or two other works 
were published by him, including one entitled " The Old Bridge of Ath- 
lone," Dublin, 1881. 

JONES, D. M. — Songs of the Hour, Boston (Mass.), 188-. 

A poetical contributor to Boston Pilot during John Boyle O'Reilly's 
time, and said to be an Irishman. He resided at Wilke.sbarre, Pa, 


JONES, EDWARD C— Tub Harp of Syj^va, and other poems, Philadelphia, 
U.S.A., 1841. 

An Irish-American poet, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, 
and a teacher in the Blind Institution of that State. The opening poem 
is a verse-treatment of the trial of Robert Emmet, and partly a para- 
phrase of his famous speech. 

JONES, FREDERICK E.— The Duke of Burgundy, a tragi-comic play, 1819; 
Tom Jones, a comedy (adapted from Fielding's novel), 1826. 

Neither of the above were printed, perhaps, but they were first acted in 
Dublin during the years named. Jones was a native of Co. Meath (born 
about 1759, died in 1834), and became a famous theatrical manager in 
Dublin. It was to him Croker addressed his well-known " Familiar 

JONES, HENRY.— Philosophy, a poem, by the bricklayer, 1746, 8vo; 
Poems on Several Occasions, London, 1749, 8vo ; An Epistle to Lord 
Orrery-, London, 1751, 4to; The Earl of Essex, a tragedy in five acts, 
and in verse, 1753, 8vo ; Merit, a poem, London, 1753, 4to ; The Relief, 
or Day-Thoughts, a poem, etc., 1754, 8vo ; Verses to the Duke op New- 
castle, London, 1754, 4to ; The Invention of Letters and the Utility 
OF THE Press, a poem, Dublin, 1755, fol. sh. ; Kew Gardens, a poem in 
two cantos, London, 1767, 4to ; Clifton, a poem in two cantos, Bristol, 
1667 — or rather 1767, 4to ; another edition to which is added An Ode to 
Shakespeare, Bristol, 1773 ; 4to ; Inoculation, or Beauty's Triumph, a 
poem, Bath, 1768, 4to ; Veotis, The Isle of Wight, a poem, in three 
cantos, London, 1766, 4to; Harold, a, tragedy in verse (never played or 
published) ; The Heroine of the Cave, a tragedy (altered by P. Hiffernan), 
London, 1775, 8vo. 

Born at Bewley, near Drogheda, in 1721. Was a bricklayer hy trade, 
but having gained the appreciation of Lord Chesterfield for his poems, he 
adopted literature as a profession. His " Earl of Essex " was one of the 
most popular tragedies of the 18th century. He gave way to dissipation 
and drink, however, and all his friends and patrons gave him up. He 
was run over in St. Martin's Lane, early in 1770, and died in April of 
that year. See Sentimental and Ma.ionic Magazine, Dublin, for July, 
August, and September, 1794, where there is a lengthy notice of his life 
and writings. 

JONES, HENRY GEORGE. — Napoleon the First, an historical play in 
verse, Dublin, 1860, 4to. 

JONES, HENRY MACNAUGHTON, M.D.— The Thames, a poem, London, 
1906, sm. 4to ; A Piece or Delph and other Fragments, London, 1908 {?); 
The Dawn of Life, poems, London, 1909. 

Born in Cork, and practised as a physician in Dublin for some years. 
For some time he has been settled in London, where he is well-known as 
a specialist. Much of his verse has been written for ceremonial occa- 
sions, and was printed on slips and sheets for private circulation. 

JONES, WALTER. — Hespero-neso-graphia, or a description of the Western 
Isle, verse, Dublin, 1724; Dublin, 1735: The History of Ireland in 
Verse, or a description of the Western Lsle, in verse (over initials of 
"J. K."), Dublin, 1750, 8vo ; The Irish Hudidias, etc. London. 17->'), 
8vo; Dublin, 1791, 8vo ; Hespero-neso-graphia, etc. (over initials of " W. 
M."), Monaghan, 1814, 16mo. 

A satirist to whom has been attributed, probably with justice, the above 
virulent satires. Walker, in his "Irish Bards," 1818, Vol. I., p. 213, 
says that "Hespero-neso-graphia" was written by him, He was 


a graduate of T.C.D., B.A., 1715, and eldest son of Theophilus Jones, 
of Headfort, Co. Leitrim, and Co. Dublin, and M.P. for Sligo and (later) 
for Leitrim in the Irish Parliament. Walter Jones was probably born at 
Headfort in or about 1693. He married Olivia, daughter of Sir Chidley 
Coote, of Coote Hall, Co. Roscommon, in 1722, and died in May, 1756. 
" Hespero-neso-graphia " was " reprinted by Theophilus Jones for AVm. 
Smith" in Dublin in 1735. Charles O'Conor, in a letter to J. C. Walker 
(in Gilbert Library, Dublin), refers to Jones as the author. See T. C. 
Croker's " Popular Songs of Ireland " for reference. The poems are 
usually attributed to one William Moftett (q.v.). 

JONES, WILLIAM TODD.— This well-known pamphleteer of the '98 period 
was also a writer of verse. He is included in the collection of poems 
(1790), edited by Joshua Elkins (q.v.). He was born in Lisburn in or 
about 1759, and died May 10, 1818. 

JORDAN, JOHN. — Born in Ireland on March 6, 1805. Lived at Waconta, 
Minnesota, and was a farmer and inventor. Is represented in a collec- 
tion called "Local and National Poets of America," by Herringshaw, 
Chicago, 1890. 

JORDAN, MARGARET E.— Echoes rnoji the Pines, Portland, Maine 
(U.S.A.), 1886. 

Born in America, of Irish parents, and a frequent contributor to 
American papers and magazines. 

JOY, J. M. (?). — Labda, and other poems, London, 1876, 8vo. 
Also a novel in 1879. 

JOYCE, JAMES ( ?) — The Lay or Truth, a poem with notes, London, 1825, 
8vo; Hymns, with notes, London, 1850, 8vo. 

Other works of a religious character, and in prose. 

JOYCE, JAMES A. — Chamber Music, poems, London, 1907. 

A remarkable volume by a young Irish writer of Galway parentage. He 
was a brilliant student of University College, Dublin, and went to Trieste 
some years ago. 

JOYCE, COL. JOHN A. — Peculiar Poems, New York, 1885; Jewels op 
Memory, Washington (D.C.), 1895 ; Complete Poems, 1899. 

An Irish-American poet, who has written about three hundred poems, of 
which he says twenty-seven have been claimed by others. Among these 
(according to his statement) is the well-known " Laugh, and the AVorld 
Laughs With You," generally attributed to Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Joyce 
states that he wrote it in Louisville in January, 1803, " in the presence of 
three other people." He wasj born at Westport, Co. Mayo, July 4th, 
1842, and taken to U.S.A. at the age of five. He was educated first at 
Wheeling, Virginia, and afterwards in Kentucky, to w'hich his parents 
removed in 1854. In his early years he taught school; then joined the 
U.S. army, and served with distinction throughout the war under General 
Sherman. Entered the Government civil service at Washington, and 
became a revenue officer on the Pacific coast. In 1884 he published nn 
autobiographical work in Chicago, entitled " A Checkered Life." His 
mother was a Miss Gibbons, niece of Rev. Patrick Gibbons, and cousin of 
Cardinal Gibbons. Col. Joyce has written and edited many books. 

JOYCE, MATHIAS. — A Poem Sacred to the Memory of the Late John 
Wesley, M.A. ; extracts of a memoir of the late M. Joyce, written by 
himself, Dublin, 1814, 8vo. 

There is a portiait of Joyce by James Petrie in the book, engraved by 


C. Maguire. Ho was born in Dublin on February, 17th, 1754, and was 
at first a printer. Originally a Catholic, he became a Methodist, and 
finally a minister of that sect. After thirty years at this calling, he died 
in 1814. His poem is in 133 four-lined stanzas. 

JOYCE, PATRICK WESTON, LL.D.— A distinguished Irish scholar and 
author, and brother of following writer. His " Old Celtic Romances," 
" Irish Names of Places," and " Social History of Ireland," and his col- 
lections of Irish music are standard works. Born in 1827, in the village 
of Ballyorgan, Co. Limerick, and was educated at private schools, but 
later entered T.C.D., and graduated B.A., 1861, M.A., 1864, LL.D., 1870. 
Some poems of his will be found in Goodman's " School Songs " ; in his 
collections of Irish music are some of his verse-translations from the 
Gaelic, and in " Old Celtic Romances." He has published many other 
works. From 1845 he was in the Irish Government service, and has retired 
during the last few years from a high position under the Commissioners 
of National Education. 

JOYCE, ROBERT DWYER, M.D. — Ballads, Romances and Songs, Dublin, 
1861, 12mo; Legends or the M''aes in Ikeland (prose), Boston, U.S.A., 
1868, 16mo ; Irish Fireside Tales (prose), Boston, 1871 ; Ballads of Irish 
Chivalry, songs and poems (complete edition, with illust'-ations by J. F. 
O'Hea), Boston, U.S.A., 1872, 8vo ; new edition, London and Dublin, 1908; 
Dbirdrb, a poem (anonymously), Boston, 1876, &vo; Blanid, a poem, 
Boston, U.S.A., 1879, 8vo. 

His " Deirdre " was (it is said) an enormous success, a sale of over 
10,000 copies in a few days being claimed for it. He was born at Gleno- 
sheen, Co. Limerick, in 1830, and in 1857 he became a student of Queen's 
College, Cork, and graduated there most successfully, taking the degree 
of M.D. in 1865. In 1866 he went to America, and located himself in 
Boston, where he built up a very good practice. He returned to Ireland 
in September, 1888, and died in Dublin on October 24, 1883. He had 
intended to write another long poem, " The Courtship of Etaiu." I have 
heard that he is the true author of the well-known " Tipperary Recruiting 
Song," issued during the Fenian time as a street ballad. His poems 
appeared in Nation, Harp (Cork), DvMin Slatv rday Magazine, Celt, Irish 
I'cople, and many other papers, generally over his initials or over the 
signature of " Feardana," but in Irish People, 1863, etc., over that of 
" Merulan." 

JOYCE, THOMAS (?) — The Klements, a poem in four cantos, with introduc- 
tory address, London, 1832, 12ino. 

JOYNT, JOHN WILLIAM. — Author of various poems in Eihenia, a Dublin 
magazine, edited and owned by Count Plunkett, and also in Kottahos and 
the Dublin Vniverxify Eeview, 1885, etc. Sch. T.C.D., 1875; B.A., 1877; 
M.A., 1831. 



K, C. H. — The Castle Rock, oe Early Recollections, with other poonis, 
Dublin, 1850. 

The writer seems to have belonged to Carrigaholt. Some of the poems 
treat of Co. Clare matters. The author probably wrote the articles on 
the Shannon in the series of " Irish Rivers " in the Duhlin Universit ij 
Magazine, which are signed with his initials. 

K, H. — There was a writer of Irish poems in the London Literary Bec/ister 
(1823) who used these initials, and also in The Dublin and London Maga- 
zine (1825-27). They were probably the signature of the Henry Kirch- 
hoffer mentioned further on. 

KANE, EDWARD.— See "Knox, Kathleen." 

KANE, EDWARD C. — A Glimpse of Gloey, and other Poems, religious verse. 
New York, 1885. 

KANE, JOHN P., LL.D. — ^A Belfast solicitor, who a good many years ago 
wrote pretty frequently in verse for Texas Siftings, Irish Monthly, and 
United Ireland. He was " Alastor " of Belfast Morning News (1878-87?), 
and won the prize of jEIO offered by United Ireland, in 1882, for the best 
national poem. He was born in Belfast in October, 1860 ; studied at St. 
Malachy's College in that city and at Royal University, where he gradu- 
ated B.A., 1882; LL.B., 1887. He left Belfast for U.S.A., I believe, some 
years ago, but returned, and has since, I think, died. 

KAYANAGH, HENRY. — An Irish-Canadian poet, born in Carlow town in 

1823. He was first educated by a private tutor and afterwards at a 
classical academy. In his youth he contributed to the Irish Penny 
Journal, and after going to Canada began to write for some of its 
periodicals, such as The Literary Garland (Montreal, 1843-48), and con- 
tributed later to The Harp, of Montreal; also to the Montreal Star, 
Gazette, and Trus Witness. He also wrote for Donahoe's Magazine, 
Boston, and sometime ago was preparing for publication a metrical 
version of " The Three Sorrows of Story -Telling." 

KAYANAGH, MORGAN PETER.— Wanderings of Lucan and Dinah, a 
poetical romance in ten cantos, with preface by M. McDermot, London, 

1824, 8vo; The Reign of Lockeyn, a poem (anonymously), 1839, 8vo. 
Probably a Tipperary man. Father of Julia Kavanagh, the well-known 

Irish novelist. He wrote some peculiar philological works, novels, etc., 
and died in 1874. For an interesting correspondence respecting one of 
his novels and his relations with his daughter, see Athenmum for 1857. 
See also Boase's "Modern Biography." 

KAVANAGH, RBY. PATRICK FIDELIS, O.S.F.— Alcohol, a sermon in 
verse, Dublin, 1893, 8vo. 

Born in Wexford, and now a Franciscan. Author of a very popular 
work on the insurrection of 1798, which has passed through various 
editions. He is the son of a, Wexford merchant, and is a 
grand-nephew of the famous insurgent priest, Rev. Michael Murphy, 
who was killed at the Battle of Arklow. He lived for some 
time in the Colonies, and it was when returning home in 1885 that he 


fell in with Mr. Froude, who mentions him in his " Oceana," and 
attributes to him statements which Father Kavanagh repudiated at the 
time. As a poet, he is not so well-known as by his book on '98, but his 
poems have appeared in various papers, including The Wexford People, 
Sydney Freeman's Journal (N.S.W.), and Irish World (New York). His 
poem, "Erin's Address to her Recreant Children," appeared in Irish 
World on March 11, 1876, and attracted some attention. 

KAVANAGH, ROSE.— Rose Kavanagh and Hbh Verses, edited by Rev. 
Matthew Russell, S.J., Dublin, 12mo, 1909. 

A gifted young poetess, whose decease was one of the saddest, and whose 
loss was one of the greatest Irish literature has had to bear for a long time. 
She was a native of Co. Tyrone, having been born at Killadroy on June 23, 
1859. Studied art at first, but eventually adopted the literary profession, and 
wrote largely for the Irish papers and magazines for some years, generally 
over the signature of "Ruby." At the outset The Irish Monthly, Buhlin 
University Beview, Nation, Boston Pilot, Shamrock, Young Ireland, etc., 
etc., printed many of her poems and stories. Miss Kavanagh died of 
consumption on February 26, 1891, in her native county, and was buried 
there. Her death evoked many expressions of regret, and various elegies 
were written thereon. For some years previous to her death she was a 
member of the staff of the Dublin Weekly Freeman, and was the well- 
known " Uncle Remus " of that paper, as she had been of The Irish 
Firesids. The Irish Monthly for October, 1891, p. 512, says she was born 
on June 24, 1860. Her story, " Clare Daly," ran through the Shamrock in 

KAYE, KEY. JOHN WILLIAM, LL.D.— Author of many poems to Ulster and 
English provincial papers over signature of " Florence Marion K." (his 
daughter's name). Born in England in 1840, and educated privately for 
the most part, or in public schools. Became a teacher of modern languages 
in a high school, but in 1869 he entered St. Bee's College, and graduated 
there in 1873, in which year he was ordained. After taking charge of 
curacies in Manchester, etc., he became rector of Derrybrusk, Co. Fer- 
managh, in 1881. AVas well-known as a preacher in the North of Ireland, 
and published many sermons in the homiletical journals. Died early in 
November, 1895. 

KAYES, CORNELIUS.— Born in Co. Kildare in 1810. Wrote constantly for 
The Lady's and Fariner's Almanack from 1837 to 1868, and died on March 
23 of latter year. The diarian writers raised a granite monument over 
his remains. 

KEANE, SIR JOHN HENRY (Bart.).— Lady Alice, the Flower of Ossoeyb, 
with metrical legends, chronicles, translations, and miscellaneous poems, 
London, 1836, 12mo ; Fables, translated from ]3aron G. J. A. de Stassart, 
1850, 8vo ; Pyracmon, a tragedy in verse, 1853 ; The Old Jewry^, a 
tragedy in verse, Westminster, 1860, 8vo. 

Also other works, relating to Ireland, etc. Was the third baronet, 
and was born in Cappoquin House, Co. Waterford, on January 12, 1816; 
died at the same place, November 26, 1881. 

KEANE, M. J. — Ballads : UiNDER the Lone Star of Chili, Valparaiso, 
1905 (?). 

An resident in Chili. Has written much for Chilian 
Star and Chilian Times. 


KEARNEY, JAMES. — A popular singer in Dublin some forty years'ago or so. 
He is said (wrongly, 1 think), to have written various songs vi'hich had a 
vogue, such as " By Memory Inspired," etc. Emigrated to America, I 
believe, and died about 1876. Was a Clare man, and originally a labourer. 
Most of his songs were written for him, such as " King O'Toole and His 

KEARNEY, REY. JOHN, D.D. — The Ghost of Walteh, a poem, Dublin, 
1798, 8vo (anonymously). 

The poem refers to the French invasion of Ireland. MS. note in Dublin 
National Library copy says he wrote it. Kearney was a Sch. of T.C.D. 
in 1760; B.A., 1762; Fellow, 1764; M.A., 1765; B.D., 1775; D.D., 1777, 
and Provost, 1799. 

KEARNEY, MICHAEL. — The Kings or Oashbl, a poem, translated from the 
Irish of John O'Dugan, Dublin, 1847. 

There are 81 verses in this poem, which was apparently translated by 
Kearney in 1635, and not printed till above date. 

KEARNEY, PATRICK. — Born in Castleisland, Co. Kerry, in 1848, and was 
for years a prominent Irish citizen of Liverpool. Contributed a good 
many pieces of poetry to Nation of some years ago over the signature of 
" K." Died in Liverpool about 1900. 

KEARNEY, W. J. — Leisure Houes at Sea and Ashoke, containing The Log, 
The Vision, etc., etc., dedicated by permission to Father Mathew, Cork, 
1843, 8vo. 

A native of Passage, and a sailor, who died in or about 1852. His prin- 
cipal poem was entitled " Our Village," and his " Lines on the Death of 
Capt. Roberts," the skipper of the ill-fated President, whose monument 
is in Passage churchyard, have been praised. 

KEARY, ELIZABETH. — Little Seal-Skin, and other poems, London, 1874, 
16mo; Pets and Playmates, verses, illustrated, London, 1887, oblong. 8vo; 
At Home Again, verses, illustrated, London, 1888, 4to. 

Sister of the late Annie Keary, the Irish novelist. Is of Galway origin, 
but born in England, I believe. She has written her sister's biography 
and several other works. Her brother, Charles F. Keary, is also a dis- 
tinguished author of the day. 

KEE, JOHN. — Spkay, sketches from the Shannon and the Bann (over initials), 
Derry, 1891, 8vo (36 pp.); Snoav-Flakbs (over initials), printed and pub- 
lished by himself at Larch-Hill, Donemana, Strabane, 1892, sq. 16mo ; 
Idtls of Youth, poems, — ; The Ruins of Love, — . 

Born about 1842, and was originally a farm-labourer, then a small 
farmer, and is now a printer in the town of Donegal. He has set up, 
printed, and published his own booklets, and has written numerous pleas- 
ing poems for Derry Journal, Derry Standard, Derry Sentinel, Northern 
Whig (Belfast), The Christian, and Younrj Folks, of London. Is included 
in W. J. Paul's " Modern Irish Poets." 

KEEGAN, REY. JAMES. — Born at Cloone, Co. Leitrim, in January, 1860. 
Was educated for the priesthood and went to United States, and was for 
some years pastor of St. Malachy's Church, St. Louis. His pieces 
appeared in most of the leading Irish-American and Irish papers, and 
he was an enthusiastic Gaelic scholar. He contributed eloquent articles 
and poems to various periodicajs, his first pieces having appeared in The 
Shamrock. He also wrote for Nation, United Ireland, Weekly Freeman 


(of Dublin), and among American periodicals for Catholic World, 
Bonahoe's Magazine, N.Y. CathoVk Review, Boston Pilot, Catholic Union 
and Times (Buffalo), liedpath's Werlly, Western Wntrhman (St. Ix)uis), 
Chicacjo Citizen, etc., frequently over signatures of ''Pastheen Pionn," 
"Paistiri Fionn," "Orion," and " Macaedhagain." He died at his 
native place on January 5, 1894, having returned home to recruit his 

KEEGAN, JOHN. — Legends and Poems of the Irish Peasantby, edited by 
Canon O'Hanlon, with memoir by D. J. O'Donoghue, Dublin, 1907, 8vo. 
Born in Queen's Co. in 1809. Is the most popular of Irish peasant 
poets. He was a, frequent contributor to Xation over his initials, but 
on one occasion (August 5, 1843), he used the signature of " A Man of 
25." Numerous poems and stories by him appeared in The Irishman of 
1849, Irish National Magazine (1846, where his " Caoch the Piper " first 
appeared), Dolman's Magazine (a London Catholic periodical — between 
1846-9), Irish Penny Journal, Dublin University Magazine, etc. He was 
well educated, though only a, pupil at a hedge-school, and his letters show 
considerable reading and culture. His life was not a very happy one, 
as he contracted an unfortunate marriage, and suffered much misery in 
consequence. He died of cholera in 1849, and was buried as a pauper in 
Glasnevin. See above-mentioned memoir by D. J. O'Donoghue (based on 
a large collection of Keegan's letters in his possession) for full particulars 
of his rather sad life. 

KEEGAN, JOHN CURRAN. — Born at Stranadora, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, 
on May 13, 1854, and passed through T.C.D. Went to London and became 
a journalist, acting as special correspondent in France, Switzerland, 
Spain, etc. Later he went to U.S.A., and settled at Lowell (Mass.) for a 
time, but eventually went to Chicago, where he practised as a lawyer and 
.iournalist. He is the author of various poems, and is represented in 
iEliot Ryder's "Household Library of Catholic Poets." 

KEELAN, REY. , D.D.— Dr. John Brenan (q.v.) satirises a poet of this 

name in his Milesian Magazine, and parodies his " Melodies." Father 
Keelan was the author of a pamphlet on the Veto question, and was seem- 
ingly a teacher and clergyman at Drogheda. In the Duhlin Monthly 
Magazine for 1842, p. 22, he is also referred to as a poet. 

KEELING, ELSA D'ESTERRE.— The Songs of Mirza Schaffy (from the 
German of F. M. Bodenstedt), translated by E. D. K., Hamburg, 1880, 
8vo; How the Queen as England was "Wooed and Won. ok William the 
Conqueeek's Fiest Conquest, a play in four acts and in verse, Loudon, 
1884, 16mo ; Thp Teue Story op Catherine Parr, a play in one act, and 
in verse, London, 1884, 16mo ; In Thoughtland and ix Dreamland, prose 
and verse, London, 1890 (1889), 8vo. 

A contributor of very original verse and prose to various English maga- 
zines, and author of several stories of merit. She was born in Dublin 
about 1860, and was educated in Germany. She has written for Academy, 
Temple Bar, Bel{/ravia, Graphic, Pall Mall Gazette, etc. 

KEIGHTLEY, SIR SAMUEL ROBERT, LL.D.— A King's Daughter, aaid 
other poems, Belfast, 1878, 12mo ; second edition, 1879. 

Born in Belfast in 1859, and educated at Academy and Queen's College 
of that city, where he graduated. He wrote the above poems while a 
student, and is since better known by his various historical novels. 


KEILLY, ANNE (or Kiely). — Daughter of an under-agent of Annaghs, New- 
Boss, Co. Wexford, on the estate of Walter Sweetman. The late Dr. 
Madden made many inquiries, which made it probable, he thought, that 
she wrote " Beautiful Snow," a popular but undistinguished poem about 
which there has been so much dispute in America and elsewhere. Miss 
Keilly wrote largely in the seventies for Munster Express, Kilkenny Mode- 
rator, Wexford Express, Waterford Express, Waterford Daily Mail, and 
American papers, and the pieces written by her frequently bore the state- 
ment upon them that she composed the poem referred to. She was born 
somewhere about 1850, and went to America about 1875 or 1876. The 
material collected by Dr. Madden as to her authorship of " Beautiful 
Snow " (in which he fully believed) was bought at the sale of his library 
by Mr. Paul O'Byrne, of Dublin. 

KELLEHER, D. L.— Poems— Twelve a Penny, Cork, 1911. 

KELLY, CHARLES ARTHUR.— Delhi, and other poems, new and enlarged 
edition, London, 1872, 8vo. 

Of the Bengal Civil Service. Died in Chelsea on December 28, 1907, 
in his 58th year. 

KELLY, DENIS.— Brother of the Very Rev. James J. Kelly referred to fur- 
ther on. Born in 1841, and wrote various poems to Boscommon 
Messenger, etc., between 1860-70, over signatures of " Sined " and "Pen- 
dennis." Died in 1870, I believe. 

KELLY, DENIS HENRY, M.R.I.A.— An Irish scholar and collector, who 
edited "The Book of Fenagh," an important Irish MS. His valuable 
library was sold in 1875 in Dublin, and among the items were many 
Irish MSS. with translations by himself, including eight volumes of 
metrical versions. He was born, probably in Co. Galway, about 1797, 
and died in Dublin on May 15, 1877. He was a magistrate of Galway 
and Roscommon, and deputy-lieutenant of the former. He was a friend 
of Eugene O'Curry, John O'Donovan, Sir W. R. Wilde, and other Irish 
scholars, and made a fine collection of about 15,000 Irish books. He bore 
the title of Chief of Hymany. 

KELLY, DOMINICK, M.D. — The Battle of the Chanteks, a poem, — ; The 
Gkave op Love, a poem, — . 

Died about 1806. In Walker's Hibernian Magazine for December of 
that year there is an elogy on him. In the poem on Oastlecoote, Co. 
Roscommon, in one of Patrick O'Kelly's volumes, Kelly is mentioned. He 
was doubtless a, native of Roscommon, perhaps of Ballyglass. 

KELLY, MRS. E. C. — ^A native of Co. Meath, who lived in Drogheda for some 
time, and won a place among the popular local poets. She wrote 
" Sympathy," a poem in ten cantos, and other pieces, many of which 
were afterwards republished in the Drogheda Argus, and she is included in 
the supplement issued by that paper about 1855 as a collection of local 
poetry. Her maiden name was O'Callaghan, and she is supposed to have 
died about 1840. 

KELLY, ELEANOR F. — Shamrock Spbats, Galway (Cormaught Tribune 
office), 1911. 

KELLY, ELLINOR J. (?). — Lays and Rhymes for Hours at Sea, London, 



KELLY, FRANCES MARIA.— Doctoe Bolus, a serio-comic-bombastio-opera- 
tic interlude, verse, London, 1818, Svo (MS. notes in one of British 
Museum copies). 

This was the well-known actress and singer. She was born on October 
15, 1790, at Brighton, and was the niece of Michael Kelly, the musical 
composer. According to some writers, she was so attractive that her 
life was twice attempted by rejected lovers, rendered insane by her refusal 
to marry. She died at Feltham on December 6, 1882. There was another 
actress of the same name who must not be confused with her. 

KELLY, HUGH. — Thespis, oe A Ceiucal Examination into the Meeits op 
ALL the Principal Peeioemees belonging to Drtjby Lane Theatre, in 
verse, 1766 ; second edition, with corrections and additions, two books, 
London, 1768-7, 4to ; False Delioaot, comedy, 1768, Svo ; A Word to the 
Wise, comedy, 1770, 8vo; Clementina, a tragedy, 1771, Svo; The School 
FOE Wives, comedy, 1774, Svo ; The Romance oe an Houe, 1774, Svo ; The 
Man of Reason, 1776, not printed ; The Works of H. K. (plays and 
poems), with memoir and portrait, 1778, 4to. 

Generally said to have been born at Killarney, but a notice of him, 
which ran through five numbers of The Sentimental and Masonic Maga- 
zine, Dublin (December to April, 1793-4), says he was the son of a Dublin 
tavern-keeper, and was born in that city. He became a very prominent 
journalist and dramatist in London, and is frequently mentioned in the 
memoirs of his time. He was well known to Goldsmith and the other 
literary Irishmen in London, and died on February 3, 1777, aged 37. 
Dr. Thomas Campbell (q.v.), in his account of a visit to London, mentions 
someone as saying of Kelly that he had " a diarrhoea of the tongue." He 
published " The Babbler," a collection of essays in two volumes, and also 
" Louisa Mildmay, or the History of a Magdalen," a novel. 

KELLY, ISABELLA (?) (afterwards Hedgeland). — A Collection of Poems 
AND Fables, London, 1794, Svo ; Poems and Fables on Seveeal Occasions, 
second edition, Chelsea, 1807, 12mo. 

She published a number of novels of the Radcliffian kind. 

KELLY, J. — Peomiscuous Poems and Songs, Belfast, 1864. 

KELLY, JAMES. — The Peintee's Carnival, and other Poems, Airdrie, 

Died in 1881. He was, I think, a printer, and of Irish origin. 

KELLY, VERY REV. JAMES J. (Monsignor) .— Youthfi l Vbeses, Dublin, 
1904, Svo. 

A Roscommon man, born about 1845, and brother of the Denis Kelly 
mentioned higher up. Ordained in 1866. Wrote, about 1868-70, a good 
many poems for Nation and other Irish papers. These are collected in the 
volume of poems noted above. His book on " The Haunts of Goldsmith " 
is a valuable contribution to the biography of that famous writer. His 
poems were generally signed "Coman." 

KELLY, JOHN. — A native of Co. Westmeath, and a weaver by trade, whose 
whole life was a long struggle against poverty. He was born on Septem- 
ber 29, 1809, and died March 9, 1875. He wrote much verse, and left a 
large quantity in MS. at his death. " Paddy O'Carroll's Wedding," a 
street ballad, is his most popular piece. 


KELLY, JOHN. — The Maheied Philosopher, comedy, 1732, 8vo; Timon in 
Love, oe The Innocent Theft, comedy, 1733, 8vo ; The Fall of Bob, ok 
THE Oracle of Gin, tragedy, 1739, 12mo; The Levee, farce, 1741, 8vo; 
Pill and Drop, a dramatic piece, apparently not printed. 

This Kelly was an Irish barrister of the Inner Temple, London, and 
translated several works from the French, and wrote for the Press. He 
died at Hornsey on July 16, 1751, and was buried at St. Pancras. 

KELLY, KEY. JOHN (?)— P. Geehaudt's Spiritual Songs, translated by 
J. K., 1878, 16mo; Hymns of the Present Century, from the German, 
rendered into English verse by ... J. K., 1885, 8vo. 
Born in England, but probably of Irish origin. 

KELLY, JOHN TARPEY.— A frequent contributor of vigorous poems for 
some years to the Irish papers over full name and signatures of "J. T. 
K.," " Ard-na-Erin," " Slieve-Bloom," and " Hi-Many." Born at Clon- 
macuoise. King's Co., on February 24, 1864, and lived near Birr for some 
years. Was educated at Blackrock College, and went to London in 1882 
as a Civil Servant, where he took an active part in carrying on the 
Southwark Irish Literary Club. He was largely identified with the move- 
ment for the publication of the poems of J. F. O'Donnell '(g.f.). A large 
number of ballads by him appeared in United Ireland, Nation, 
Weekly News, Irishman, Shamrock, Young Ireland, and Irish Fireside, 
among Dublin papers, and in Derry Journal and Midland Tribune, among 
the Irish provincial journals, and he contributed several to an Irish paper 
in Liverpool, entitled The yationaUst. He died December 16, 1899, and 
is buried at Tallaght, Co. Dublin, where there is a cross erected to his 
memory by some of his friends. 

KELLY, MARY ANNE.— Poems, by " Eva " of the Nation, San Francisco, 
1877, 8vo; new edition, selected, Dublin, 1909 (with memoir by Justin 
McCarthy and preface by Seumas MacManus). 

Born at Headfort, Co. Galway, about 1825. Married Dr. Kevin 
Izod O'Doherty, one of the Young Irelanders, after his return 
from imprisonment, and accompanied him to Australia, where he 
became a successful physician and politician. She wrote many poems for 
The Nation, over the well-known signature of "Eva," and also over that 
of " Fionnuala," and was considered one of the three best Nation poet- 
esses of the '48 period, the other two being Ellen Downing and 
Lady Wilde. " Eva " also wrote a goodly number of poems for Irishman, 
Irish Felon, Irish Tribune (1848), and other journals, including the Irish 
People. Her first poem in Nation, signed " Fionnuala," appeared on 
December 28, 1844, and was entitled "The Leprechaun." On April 12 
of same year her next piece appeared, similarly signed. Neither of these 
pieces is in her volume. After the death of her husband, a few years 
ago, she was in great poverty, and a public fund was subscribed for her. 
She died in Brisbane in May, 1910. 

KELLY, MARY I.— Born in Dublin on March 25, 1856, daughter of a 
builder named Henry O'Hanlon. She wrote verse from an early age. 
Much of it appeared in the Penny Dispatch and Weekly Freeman, winning 
many prizes in their columns. In 1879 she went to India, and in 1880 
married there a Mr. Richard Kelly, a hotel proprietor. While in India 
she wrote for Bom,bay Gazette. She died in Drumcondra in April, 1884. 
Her early poems were written over her maiden name. 


KELLY, PETER BURROWES.— The Polish MoiHEKi a tragedy in five acts 
and in verse, London, 1840, 8vo. 

Born at Stradbally, Queen's Co., in May, 1811, and was fourth, son of 
John Kelly of that town. Is said to have graduated at T.C.D., but there 
is no entry about him in Todd's list. He was called to the Bar, but never 
practised, taking instead a very active part in politics, particularly in 
the tithe agitation of the thirties in his native county. He was a noted 
speaker. He became Cterk of the Peace for Queen's Co. through the 
influence of Lord Castletown. He published in 1839 » novel, entitled 
" Glenmore, or the Irish Peasant," a tale of eviction, over the signature 
of " A Member of the Irish Bar." His tragedy was dedicated to Thomas 
Campbell, the poet, who was a personal friend of his. His appearance 
is said to have been " striking and handsome." He died on March 24, 
1883, at his residence, Glentolka, Fairview, Dublin, and was buried at 
Stradbally. • 

KELLY, REV. THOMAS. — A Collection of Psalms and Htmns (edited by 
him), 1800 ; Hymns, not before published, Dublin, 1815, 12mo ; Hymns on 
Various Passages of Soeiptuhe, Dublin, 1804, 24mo ; second edition, with 
many new hymns, Dublin, 1806, 12mo ; third edition, etc., Dublin, 1809, 
12mo ; numerous other editions. 

Was the son of Judge Kelly of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, and 
was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769. Intended for the Bar, and educated 
at T.C.D., where he graduated B.A. 1789. Took Holy Orders in 1792 as 
a member of the Church of England, but eventually became a Noncon- 
formist. Died in Dublin, May 14, 1855. There were six pieces by him 
in his 1804 volume, but by the time it reached the seventh edition there 
were 767. 

KELLY, THOMAS W. — Myrtle Lkwes, a collection of poems, chiefly 
amatory, London, 1824, 12mo; St. Agnes' Fountain, and other poems, 
1836 (?); Rosemary Leaves, verse (with additions by others), privately 
printed, Kensington, 1854, 8vo ; A Night among the Fjiikies, St. Agnes"^ 
Fountain, or The Enshrined Heart; The Peri's Charm, and other 
poems, London, 1862, 12mo ; Menana, a romance of the Red Indians, in 
ten cantos, with notes, to which are added the Death Robe, and two other 
poems of the American Woods, London, 1861, 12mo. 

Born in London of Irish parentage about 1800. A poem by him in 
Forget-Ms-Not for 1828. I have not been able to trace his death. 

KELLY, THOMAS W. — Published a volume of poems, it is said, in Dublin in 
1864, but I have not been able to get the title or other particulars. Prob- 
ably the author was the Thomas AV. Kelly who graduated B.A., T.C.D.,. 


KELLY, WALTER KEATING. — Author of various poems, as well as of literal 
translations of the classics and of translations from the Fi-ench. He 
edited and translated some classical works for Bohn's Library, etc. Some 
of his songs were set to music. 

KELLY, REY. WILLIAM, S.J.— The Ides of May, a Christian drama 
founded on the " Alcestis " of Euripides, Melbourne, 1869; Aleilat' or 
The Challenge, founded on the " Iphigenia in Taurus." 

Wrote in all seven small plays for convent performance in Melbourne, 
Australia, where he was located for some years. He also wrote an ode on 
the occasion of the Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Melbourne Schools (and 
it appeared in Melbourne' Argus next day) ; an ode for the O'Connell Cen- 
tenary, which is given in the centenary volume published by Gill, of 


Dublin; Moore's centennial ode, printed in Melbourne Advocate; Jubilee 
Ode for late Archbishop Goold; Welcome Ode for Archbishop (late Car- 
dinal) Moran, of Sydney, and other poems, some of which appeared in 
the public journals. He was born in Dublin, of Carlow family, and died 
January 30, 1909, at Milltown Park, Dublin, aged 85. He was an accom- 
plished scholar, linguist, and mathematician. 

KELLY, REV. WILLIAM D.— An Irish-American poet, born in Dundalk, Co. 
Louth. Was educated at Boston and Worcester (Mass.), and was for 
many years a priest of former diocese. He is included in Daniel Con- 
nolly's and other collections of Irish poetry, and wrote a good deal of 
verse for the Irish- American papers. He died in March, 1900. 

KELLY, WILLIAM J. — An Irish-American poet, who is represented in Eliot 
Ryder's "Household Library of Catholic Poets." Born in Colchester, 
New London County, Connecticut, 1862, of Irish parents, and lives at 
Taftville, in the same State. From 1878 onwards he studied at St. 
Laurent's College, near Montreal. 

KELLY, WILLIAM LOUIS.— Son of Col. Charles C. Kelly, and was born in 
Springfield, Kentucky, August 27, 1837. Graduated at Louisville Univer- 
sity in 1860, and in 1864 became a special agent of the Post Office. In 
1867 he went to Minnesota. For a time he edited The North-Western 
Chronicle, a Catholic paper of St. Paul, Minn., and afterwards practised 
law in that city. He wrote poems for Boston Pilot and New YorTc Free- 
man's Journal, and is represented in Eliot Ryder's '"' Household Library 
of Catholic Poets." In 1885 he was made postmaster of Louisville, Ky. 

Deipnosophists, prose and verse, London, 1846, 8vo ; A New Pantomime, 
a poem, second edition, 1850, 8vo ; another edition, London, 1863, 8vo ; 

Noah's Abk, a dream of 1850, 1850 (?); Pbavers and Meditations, ; 

Goethe, an epic poem, 1856, 8vo ; second edition, 1862, 8vo ; Oahie Conei, 
a metrical legend, translated into English verse from the Irish of Rev. 
M. Horgan (privately printed), Cork, 1860, 8vo; Poems and Teansla- 
TioNS, London, 1864, 12mo; Poetical Works of E. V. K., three volumes, 
London, 1875-9, 8vo; Fo, the Third Messenger of God, prose and verse 
(probably by him), London, 1878, 12mo. 

Eldest son of William Kenealy, and born in Cork on July 2, 1819. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1840; LL.B., 1846; LL.D., 1850. On May 1, 1847, he was 
called to the English Bar. About 1840 he began to contribute to Eraser's 
Magazine, Bentley's Miscellany, and other periodicals, and his well-known 
translation of " Sweet Castle Hyde " into Greek appeared in Punch. He 
wrote a good deal of prose and verse for Ainsworth's Magazine, over the 
signatures of " Ned Hyde," etc. He became a popular lawyer, and stood 
for Parliament in 1868, but Wednesbury rejected him. His defence of 
the claimant in the Tichborne trial brought him into unenviable notoriety, 
{ind he was disbarred. He started The Englishman on April 11, 1873 (?), 
and its circulation is said to have amounted to 160,000 copies per week. 
He was elected M.P. for Stoke-on-Trent in 1875, and died on April 16, 
1880, in Tavistock Square, London, the most extraordinary demagogue 
of his time. He was an admirable scholar, and his poems include versions 
into or from most of the classical and modern languages. He had eleven 
children, several of whom are still living, and known in the literary world. 
One of them published a not very satisfactory biography of him in 1908. 


KENEALY, WILLIAM.— A poet of the Nation who wrote over pseudonym 
of " William of Munster," in the fifties of last century. His well-known 
song, "The Moon Behind the Hill," appeared in paper mentioned on 
December 20, 1856, and is in four verses. It afterwards hecame famous as a 
"CJhristy Minstrel" ballad. He also wrote over pseudonym referred 
to in Duffy's Fireside Matjazine, 1851-52. He was the author of the 
lengthy anonymous introduction to Haye's " Ballads of Ireland," in which 
collection are a couple of his poems. He was born at Cloyne, (Jork, on 
July 1, 1828, and became editor first of The Lamp (Leeds), then of 
Tipperary Leader, and lastly of Kilksnni/ Journal. Became Mayor of 
Kilkenny, which accounts for his having been always considered a Kil- 
kenny man. He died in that town on September o, 1876. 

KENNEDY, CHARLES. — A contributor of occasionally good verse to the 
Irishman about 1870. He was an Irishman, resident in Glasgow, and 
probably related to the following writer. 

KENNEDY, JAMES. — Of Glasgow. Contributed poems to the Irishman about 
1866. One of these is given in Varian's " Harp of Erin," 1869. 

KENNEDY, JAMES. — Selections from the poems of Don J. M. Heredia, trans- 
lated by J. K., 1844, 8vo ; Modern Poets and Poetry oe Spaix, London, 
1852, 8vo. 

An English judge in Havana, who wrote other works. Almost certainly 
an Irishman, and perhaps the James Kennedy, eldest son of Edmund 
Kennedy, of Kilkenny, who was admitted to Gray's Inn in February, 
1810, aged 24. He died in London on May 15, 1859. 

KENNEDY, JAMES ( ?) — Hebrew Melodies for the Hebrew People, or A 
New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1868, Svo. 
A surgeon, and author of other works. 

KENNEDY, REY. JAMES, D.D. (afterwards Kennedy-BaiUie) .— Poem on the 

Death of Princess Charlotte, Dublin, 1817 ; Lachrtmae Academioae, 
comprising stanzas in English and Greek, addressed to the memory of the 
Princess Charlotte, Dublin, 1818, 12mo ; AeAMEiixoN, a tragedy, trans- 
lated from E'schylus into English verse, Dublin, 1829, Svo. 

The son of an Irish schoolmaster, and born in 1798; Sch. T.C.D., 1810; 
B.A., 1812; Fellow, 1817; M.A., 1819; B.D., 1823; and D.D., 1828. Be- 
came Rector of Ardtrea, Co. Tyrone, in 1830^^ and remained so till his 
death on January 18, 1868. Author of various learned works on classical 
subjects, and editor of others. 

KENNEDY, M. G. ( ?) . — The Polish Struggle, a fragment in verse, London, 
1836, 8vo; The Arm I The Sword! and The Hour! versified by M. G. K. 
from Musaeus, 1850, 8vo. 

KENNEDY, REY. MERYYN LE BAN.— A contributor to Kottahos, etc., and 
a student of Dublin and Oxford. He was the eldest son of Rev. Thomas 
L. Kennedy, of Kilmore, Co. Cavan, and was born in or about 1858. 
Graduated B.A., T.C.D., in 1882, and studied at Oxford in 1881. H» 
entered the Church of Ireland, and died March 17, 1907, at "Waterford, 
in his 49th year. A song of his was set to music by J. C. Ledlie in 1882. 

KENNEDY, PATRICK.— A noted Dublin folklorist and bookseller, a con- 
tributor for years to the Dublin University Magazine, and author of 
some admirable and popular works, such as " The Fireside Stories of 
Ireland," " Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts,'' " Evenings in the 
Duffery," " Banks of the Boro," etc., in which there is a good deal of 


verse, much of it of his own composition, presumably. Born in Co. 
"Wexford early in 1801, and was at first a school-teacher. He afterwards 
kept a bookseller's shop in Anglesea Street, Dublin, and died on March 
28, 1873, and was buried in Glasnevin. 

KENNEDY, RICHARD HARTLEY, M.D. (?).— Visconti, a tragedy in five 
acts, and chiefly in verse, Calcutta, 1829, 8vo ; The Rbucqiary (sic), or A 
Collection op Poetical Fbagments, Relics, etc.. Cape Town, 1835, 8vo. 
Wrote some medical and other works besides. He was an army doctor 
in India for some years, and retired in 1843. In 18.58 he was implicated 
in some bank frauds, and was imprisoned for a few mouths. He died in 
London on July 24, 1865. 

KENNEDY, THOMAS.— A poetical contributor to The Comet (1831) over 
signature of " O'More," and a barrister. His poem on Emmet's grave, 
entitled, " The Uninscribed Tomb," is a familiar one in Irish anthologies,, 
but it is generally given without the author's name. It appeared in The 
Comet early in 1831, but was written before the passing of the Catholic 
Emancipation Act, 1829. He started and contributed to the Irish 3Ionthlif 
Magazine of 1832-4, which was run by some members of the Comet Club. 
A correct version of his best-known poem is in O'Callaghan's " Green 
Book," pages 121-2, of first edition, and another poem by him is to be- 
found on page 153 of same. He was the eldest son of Macanus John 
Kennedy, of Killester, Co. Dublin, and was admitted to Gray's Inn in 
May, 1830, aged 23. He married a Miss O'Flaherty, of Galway. One- 
obituary of him says that his great-grandfather was Minister^from the 
Court of Holland -to Queen! Anne. He died at his residence, - 15 Upper 
Rutland Street, Dublin, on June 6, 1842, aged 39. His " Reminiscences 
of a Silent Agitator " is an in-teresting sketch of the period of the Emanci- 
pation and Repeal movements. It ran serially through the Irish Monthly 
Magazine, 1832-4. 

KENNEDY, W. G. (?). — Iohabod, or The Glory of the South has 
Departed, and other poems, Sumter, South Carolina, 1882. 

A bitter attack on the Northerns in the Civil War. The author was a 
Catholic, and probably Irish. 

KENNEDY, WILLIAM. — ^Fitful Fancies, poems, Edinburgh and London, 
1827, 12mo; The Arrow and the Rose, and other poems, London, 1830, 
8vo ; The Siege of Antwerp, a historical play in verse, London, 1838, 8vo. 
Born near Dublin (it is said) on December 26, 1799, and was a student of 
Belfast College in 1819. Was intended for the ministry in Scotland, it being 
said that he was left his father's property at Aughnacloy on condition that 
he was ordained, but he later adopted the journalistic profession. Be- 
came an editor in Paisley, Scotland (where he was associated with Wm. 
Motherwell, in the management of The Paisley Magazine) and afterwards 
in Hull. He edited The Continental Annual in 1832, and wrote a good 
many stories and poems for other annuals, such as The Amulet, 1829-i31. 
He published a prose story, entitled, " My Early Days," before he was 
25, and another prose story, entitled, " An Only Son," 1831, like the first- 
named, anonymoi-is. His first volume of poems was a remarkable success. 
He went to Canada as Secretary to Lord Durham, and soon after became 
British Consul at Texas, U.S.A., which gave him the leisure and materials 
for his " Rise, Progress and Prospects of the Republic of Texas," two 
volumes, London, 1841. He retired from the Consulship in 1847, and came 
to England. Appleton's " American Biography " says he died near Lon- 
don in 1849. As a matter of fact, he died in Paris in 1871, having been; 
a confirmed invalid for years. Wilson's " Poets and Poetry of Scotland, ' 


makes the statement that he was born in Paisley, and others besides 
Scotch editors have followed suit. Ayrshire is also given as the place 
of his birth, but his intimates referred to him as a native of Ireland. 
In one of his poems Kennedy suggests Co. Tyrone as his place of origin. 
His contemporary, George GilfiUian, thus refers to him in " The History 
of a Man," "A frank, clever, social Irishman, the life of every com- 
pany;" and he was known in Paisley as "the young Irishman." See 
Aihenczum for 1832, page 158; Jerdan's "Autobiography," etc. He was 
perhaps connected with the Dr. Kennedy who went to Greece with Lord 
Byron, as the Rev. William Mollwaine, of Aughnacloy, has original letters 
of that member of the family. See Irish Book Lover, 1911. 

KENNEY, CHARLES LAMB. — La Jolie Paefumeuse, libretto from the 
French, London, 1875, 8vo; La Favokita, opera in five acts, English 
words, by C. L. K., London, 1881, 8vo. 

Also English libretti of "La Grande Duohesse de Gerolstein " (OfEen- 
bach); "La Belle Helene " (Offenbach); " Ali Baba " (Offenbach); 
"Barbe Bleue " (Offenbach); "Una Ballo in Maschera " (Verdi); " Le 
Nozze de Figaro " (Mozart); " Semiramide " (Rossini); " L'Africanine " 
(Meyerbeer) ; " Le Medecin Malgre Lui " (Gounod) ■ " Le Domino Noir " 
(Auber); "La Muette de Portici" (Auber); "La Figlia del Reggi- 
mento " (Donizetti); "Don Pasquale " (Donizetti); " Lucia di Lammer- 
moor " (Donizetti); " L'Elisir d'Amore " (Donizetti); etc. Wrote songs 
also, and several books relating to the drama. He wrote the biography 
of Michael Balfe, and was an eminent dramatic critic. He was the son of 
the following writer, and was born in 1823, and died on August 25, 1881. 
He was named in honour of Charles Lamb, a friend of his father's. 

KENNEY, JAMES. — Society, a poem in two parts, with other poems, London, 
1803, 16mo ; Matrimony, a petit opera, in two acts, in prose with two 
songs, second edition, London, 1804, 8vo; Too Many Cooks, musical farce, 
1805, 8vo ; False Axabms, comic opera, 1807, 8vo ; Oh ! this Love, comic 
opera, 1808 (not printed) ; Turn Out, a musical farce, London, 1812, 8vo ; 
Valdi, or the Libertine's Son, a poem, London, 1820, 8vo; Match- 
Breaking, OR THE Prince's Present, comedy, with songs, London, 1821, 
8vo ; The Alcaid, comic opera, 1824 ; Benyowsky, or the Exiles or Kam- 
scHATKA, an operatic play, London, 1826, 8vo ; Masanielo, a grand opera, 
London, 1831, 12mo; Fighting by Proxy, a burletta, Loudon, 1835, 12mo; 
Hebnani, or the Pledge of Honour, a drama translated from Victor 
Hugo, London (Lacy's collection of plays), 12mo; The Sicilian Vespers, 
an historical tragedy in five acts and in verse, London, 1840, 8vo. 

Wrote numerous dramatic pieces in prose, including his famous farce, 
"Raising the Wind " (1803), which was his first published dramatic work. 
He also wrote various songs. Born in Ireland, in or about 1780. His 
father was manager and part proprietor of Boodle's Club, St. James's 
Street, London, for many years, and Kenney was intended for a mercan- 
tile career, but left the banking-house of Herries, Farquhar & Co., which 
he had entered, as soon as he became known as a dramatist, and wrote for 
the stage during the rest of his life, with occasional contributions to the 
periodicals, especially the annuals. There are poems by him in Tht Gem 
fpr 1829-32, and Forget-Me-Not for 1829^1. He married the widow of 
Thomas Holcroft, the author of the famous comedy, " The Road to Ruin." 
He suffered during later life from a nervous affliction, which, it is said, 
gave him a peculiar appearance, and made people take him sometimes for 
an escaped lunatic. William Jordan, in his " Autobiography " (vol. 3, p. 
283), says it was remarked from " his rickety walk, and habit of taking 
hold of his shirt-collar with a hand to each side, that he was last seen 


helping himself over a gutter." There are anecdotes of him in Mrs. 
Pitt Byrne's " Gossip of a Century." Byron refers to him disparagingly 
in his " English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," and he is alluded to many 
times in Moore's " Life," by Lord Russell. He lived in i'aris during his 
latter days, and died there on August 1, 1840, in his 70th year. 

XKNNEY, JOHN HENRY. — The Bubniad, a poetical epistle in the manner 
of Burns, 1808, 8vo. 
Born in Ireland. 

KENNY, ANNIE M. — A poetess who, a good many years ago, wrote much 
verse for Boston Pilot, Cork Herald, Kilkenny Journal, etc., over her 
name, and also over the signature of " Stormy Petrel." She was born at 
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, and was educated at a convent in Dublin. She 
married a few years ago, and was recently left a widow. 

SENYON, REY. JOHN. — ^A prominent participator in the '48 movement, 
and an occasional contributor of poems to the Nation over signature 
of " N.N.," (see Dec, 1846, Jan., 1847, and Dec, 1847). He was a 
Catholic priest, and wrote a good many most able letters on the topics 
of the hour to the Nation. He was born ivu Limerick in 1812, and died 
on March) 21st, 1869, in the 67th year of his age, and the SSth of his 
ministry. He was one of the most brilliant and erratic of the Young 
Irelanders. There are references to him in Shamrock, November 13th, 
1869, and also in John O'Leary's "Recollections of Fenianism," 1896. 
He was buried at Templederry. 

KEOGH, REY. JOHN, D.D. — Born near Limerick about 1650, and educated 
at T.C.D., of which he was Sch. 1674, M.A. 1678. Took orders in the 
Protestant Church, and died in 1725. Was the author of Latin verse, 
and I think of English, and published a valuable " Vindication of Irish 

KEOHLER, THOMAS G.— Songs of a Devotee, Dublin, 1906, 12mo. 

Is represented in Dublin Book of Irish Verse. A frequent contributor 
of excellent verse to United Irishman, Sinn Fein, and other Irish journals. 
Several of his poems are in " New Songs," Dublin, 1904, a volume by 
eight young Irish poets, which attracted remarkable attention and praise 
from the critics. 

KEON, MILES GERALD. — Author of several novels, and also of religious 
works, and editor of Catholic periodicals, such as Dolman's Magazine 
(1846), during which and following years he wrote for it, occasionally in 
verse. He was the only son of M. Q. Keen, barrister-at-law, of Keen 
Brook, Co. Leitrim, was born in 1821, and was educated at Stoney- 
hurst. After some foreign travel, settled in London in 1843. Was on 
the staff of Morning Post for many years, and wrote for Dublin Beview, 
etc. His novels, " Dion and the Sibyls," ''Harding, the Money-Spinner, " 
etc., were very well known at one" time. Lord Lytton procured for him the 
post of Secretary to the Grovernment of the Bemiudas in 1858, which he 
held till his death in 1875. 

KEOUGH, . — N. F. Davin, in his " Irishman in Canada," refers to a 

poet of this name (of Kingston), but does not give any particulars, nor 
have I been able to discover any. 


KEPPEL, FREDERICK.— Born in TuUow. March 22, 1845. Is of English and 
Scotch origin, and was taken to England when a child. He went to New- 
York a good many years ago and engaged in business there. He is in- 
cluded in Stedman's " American Anthology," 1787-1900. He is known as 
an art critic. 

KERNAHAN, JOHN COULSON.— Son of Rev. James Kernahan, and bora 
on April 1, 1858. Author of " A Dead Man's Diary," " God and the Ant," 
etc., and of other very popular stories and poems in various English and 
American periodicals. 

KERNIGHAN, ROBERT KIRKLAND.— The Khak's Canticles, 1896. 

An Irish-Canadian poet, mentioned with praise in an article on " Cana- 
dian Poets and Poetry " in Catholic World (New York) for September, 1895. 
Is the son of an Irishman named Andrew Kernighan, and was born near 
Hamilton, Otitario, on April 25th, 1857. By the time he was twenty he 
was editor of the Spectator, of Hamilton. He is the author of many 
popular poems and songs, chiefly of a patriotic character, which appeared 
in the Press under the pseudonym of " The Khan." He wrote largely for 
the Globe, Telegram and World, of Toronto, and was for a time editor 
of Winnipeg Sun. 

KERR, JOHN (?) — The Intimate Friend, or a Queee Guest at a Wedding, 
a musical piece (in Dunoombe's British Theatre, Vol. 1, 1825, etc.),. 

Other dramatic pieces also. Probably the B.A., T.C.D., of 1801 or 
1812. John Bertridge Clarke (g.v.) in one of his volumes, refers to a 
John " Ker " of T.C.D. as a, poet. 

KERR, ROBERT J.— The Tulip and Oihee Poems, Dublin, 1906. 

KERTLAND, WILLIAM. — Pateick and Kathleen, a, domestic tale in verse,. 
Dublin, 1822, 8vo ; The Woes of Whiskey, or the Sorrowful History 
OF Patrick and Kathleen, Dublin, 8vo ; The Maid of Snowdon, operatic 
romance, 1833 (not printed, perhaps); Mr. and Mrs. Peingle, a play 
performed in London and Dublin, 1832-3; Shaun Long and the Faieies^ 
an operatic legendary romance, produced in Dublin in January, 1835. 

The latter piece was set to music by F. W. Southwell, and acted at the 
Theatre Royal, Hawkins Street, Dublin, with much success, on January 
25, 1833. Kertland was not born in Ireland, I believe, but he lived in 
Dublin for many years (where he carried on business in Capel Street as 
a perfumer and brush and comb dealer), and wrote for Irish annuals 
and periodicals. There is a poem on " Whiskey " by him in Walker's 
Hibernian Magazine for December, 1797, an epilogue in the same for 
August, 1800, and he was probably the " W.K." of January, 1804. His 
" Shaun Long and the Fairies " was the foundation of Tyrone Power's 
" O'Flanagan and the Fairies," and appeared in an Irish periodical. 
His "Irish Oak" was included in some song books. In Belfast Vindi- 
cator, August, 1840, there is a song of his on " Repeal," and in the Nation 
of December 17, 1842, there is a "National Song" by him. He died in 
the fifties — previous to 1856. 

KBTRICK, MICHAEL J.— Born in Ireland, March 22, 1857, and is now a 
school-teacher at Scranton, Pa. He has written poems for the Bepublican, 
Times, Free Press, etc., of that town, and is represented by three pieces 
in Herringshaw's " Local and National Poets of America," 1890. 


KICKHAM, CHARLES JOSEPH.— Chaelbs Joseph Kiokham, Patkiot, 
Novelist and Poet, a selection from his poems, by William Murphy, 
Dublin, 1903. 

One of the foremost of Irish writers for the people, and one 
whose poems and stories are extremely popular. Born at MuUina- 
hone, Co. Tipperary, in the summer of 1828, not 1825, as is often stated, 
and began to write for the Irish papers rather early in life. In Nation 
of 1860 there appeared poems of his signed " K., Mullinahone." In 
Irishman of July 7 and September 22, 1849, etc., he signed his poems 
" C.J.K." He wrote largely for Nation, Celt, Irishman (the later 
organ), over the signatui-es of " Slievenamon " and "J." In 
Ths Celt appeared his " Rory of the Hill " (November 28, 1857), and his 
" Irish Peasant Girl," and other poems and sketches. He also wrote 
verse in Shamrock over signature of " Momonia," and some of his 
admirable stories, such as " Sally Cavanagh," "For the Old Land," and 
his fine story of " Knocknagow, or the Homes of Tipperary," apijeared 
in serial form first and were then published in book-form, and have passed 
through various editions. His "Elsie Dhuv" ran through Shamrock 
in 1882. He was attached to the staff of The Irish People (for which he 
wrote verse over signature of " C"), edited by John O'Leary, 
and was arrested on a charge of treason-felony, with O'Leary 
and others, and sentenced to fourteen years penal servitude. He prac- 
tically lost his eyesight while in prison, though it had been injured in 
early life, and after his release was shattered in health, and died at 
Blackrock, Oo. Dublin, on August 22, 1882. His poems have never been 
fully collected, though he has written some very popular things. But his 
work is very unequal. One of his pieces appeared in Irish Monthly so late 
as 1881. In Shamrock for November 20, 1869, there is a poem of his, and 
in April 7 and 14 there are articles on him by Eugene Davis, quoting a 
poem entitled "Awaking," and referring to others, such as ''The Nore," 
" Our Exile," etc. 

KIDD, ADAM. — The Htjeon Chief, and other poems, Montreal, 1830, 12mo. 
Born at TuUinagee, Co. Derry, in 1802, and died at Quebec, on July 5, 
1831. Some of his poems are patriotic and Irish, and one is on Dennis 
Hempson, " The Minstrel of Magilligan," a harper, who, according to 
a note to the poem, died in 1808 on the shores of-sMagilligan, at the age 
of 115, and over whose grave Lady Morgan raised a memorial. The 
" Thomas " Kidd of Kingston, Canada, referred to as a poet in N. P. 
Davin's "Irishman in Canada," may possibly be a relative of the above. 

KIERMAN, HARRIET. — The Invalid's Hymn Book, with preface by 
H. White, and edited by Miss H. K., second edition, enlarged and 
revised, Dublin and London, 1841, 12mo. 

The work was published with only the initials of the editor. Miss K. 
probably wrote some of the hymns. She was a contributor to " Trans- 
actions of the Royal Irish Academy," 1816. (See under White, 

KILGALLEN, MARY. — A frequent contributor of good poems some 
years ago to Nation, Weekly News, Young Ireland, and other Irish papers, 
asually over the signature of " Merva." She was born in the parish 
of Skreen, Co. Sligo, and is the only child of a large farmer or grazier. 
She was educated at the TJrsuline Convent in Sligo, during the time 
that the Rev. James Casey (q.v.) was its chaplain, and has always lived 
in her native county. She is represented in "Emerald Gems," 1885. 
Many of her poems appeared in the Shamrock in the early eighties. 


KILLEN, JAMES BRYCE, LL.B.— Born in village of Kells, near Connor, 
Co. Antrim, in 1845, and has sprung from the people. He was educated 
at Academical Institution, and Queen's College, Belfast, and Cork and 
Galway Colleges, and passed through them with success, taking degrees 
and honours. First published verse in the competition for prizes offered 
by Belfast Northern Whig, for the best poems on Shakespeare Tercen- 
tenary, and gained one of them. Studied law and was called to the 
Irish Bar in 1869, and had to leave Ireland soon after on account of 
supposed Fenian proclivities. Went to America for a couple of years, 
and on his re^turn devoted himself solely to literature, editing the 
Northern Star of Belfast. He married a daughter of John Windele, the 
eminent Cork antiquarian. In 1879 he was imprisoned, and again later 
on for his writings and speeches. He wrote largely for Irishman, Nation, 
Shamrock, and United Ireland, and many other papers in Ireland and 
America, many poems by him appearing over the signature of " A Mere 
Irishman." He wrote stories for Shamrock as well as poems, and has 
published such able pamphlets as " The Inoompatibles," " United States 
of Europe," " The Spirit of Irish history," " Sister England," and 
" Lord Byron in Ireland." He signed many of his poems " Le Nord." 
In the early eighties there are many contributions of his in the Shamrock. 
Some years ago he again went to America. 

KILLIAN, BERNARD DORAN.— Born in Ulster, and went to the U.S. when 
16 years old. Has written a good deal for Celtic Magazine of New York, 
where he is a lawyer. Two of his pieces are in Dennis O'Sullivan's 
" Popular Songs and Ballads of the Emerald Isle " (1880?). 

KINAHAN, A. M. R. — Yarra-Yarra, or Tales of a Traveller, in verse, 1856. 
An Irish-Australian, I believe. 

KINANE, JAMES. — A native of Co. Tipperary, and a school-teacher by 
profession, who began to write for the Irish diaries in 1824 and continued 
till 1854, when he emigrated to Australia. He still wrote poems in his 
new location, and died in Melbourne in 1868. 

KING, ANTHONY, LL.D. — The Moriad, or the Overthrow of Folly, a 
poem addressed to the Marquis of Townshend (anonymously), Dublin, 
1790 ; The Frequented Village, or the Prospect of Liberty, a poem, 
London, 1771 ; Dublin, 1797, 4to ; Satire on the Times ; An Ode to 
Genius ; In Praise of the Original Volunteers' Association (all anony- 

A counsellor-at-law in Dublin, who published a work on " National 
Education" in that city in 1793. Sch., T.C.D., 1763 ; B.A., 1765; M.A., 
1768; LL.B. and LL.D., 1781. There is a poem by him among Samuel 
Whyte's poems. He was the third son of Sir Anthony King, Lord Mayor 
of Dublin, and was born in July, 1742, his mother's name being Sarah 
Atkinson. He was baptised in St. Audcen's Church, July 23, 1742, died 
in September, 1797, and was buried there. " The Frequented Village" 
was dedicated to Goldsmith, whom he knew. 

KING, JAMES. — Carmina in Laudem Hen. Sidnei et Epigrammatioa. 

These poems were written in praise of Lord Deputy Sidney. The author 
was an Irishman, born in 1498, and died in 1569. 

KING, PATRICK MARTIN.— Wavelets in the Wake, and other poems, San 
Francisco, Cal., 1892. 

Born in Ireland, and author of several songs, etc. The above ooUeo- 
tion was edited by him, and is a collection of Irish pieces. 


KINSLEY, MISS. — The Emerald Isle, a poem, Liverj^ool, 1846, 12mo; 
second edition, Liverpool, 1846, 12mo. 

KIRBY, JOHN.— A Dublin Q.C. who contributed to " Dublin Acrostics " 
(1866), there being twenty-one pieces of his in the collection. I believe 
he graduated at T.C.D., and if he was the John J. Kirby who wrote for 
Kottahos, was the B";A. 1854, M.A. 1860. 

KIRCHHOFFER, HENRY.— There is a poem of fifty-three lines by one 
"H.K." to the memory of B. A. Millikin (q.v.) in the latter's posthumously 
published poems, and I believe the author was the Henry Kirohhofrer 
who is among the subscribers to the volume. He resided in Dublin at 
the time, and was most probably the artist and member of the Royal 
Hibernian Academy of the same name. See under " K, H." 

1855, 16mo (with preface by Miss M. Havergal). 

Born at Bailyvourney Glebe, Co. Cork, June 1, 1855, and died on 
January 29, 1878. Four of her pieces are in "Lyra Hibernica Sacra." 

KIRK, GEORGE HARLEY.— Poems and Essays, Dublin, 1863, 8vo. 

Born in 1831, and educated at Esker College, Galway. He was elected 
M.P. for Co. Louth in 1874, and defeated in 1880. He lives at Clogher 
Head, near Dundalk. I am indebted to him for some facts about writers 
of Co. Louth. He was, I think, a gentleman farmer. 

KIRKPATRICK, FRANCIS. — Loy'alty and the Times, or miscellaneous prose 
and verse, occasioned by the late troubles in Ireland, Dublin, 1804, 8vo. 

This author was an Orangeman, and wrote some very vigorous poems 
against the rebels. His volume contains a good deal of curious matter 
relative to the '98 rebellion. He describes the burning of Scullabogue 
Barn (June 5, 1798), etc., and gives a chronological table of events in 
Ireland, from 1757 to 1803. He resided at Anaghoe, near Aughnacloy, 
Co. Tyrone. 

KIRKPATRICK, REY. JAMES.— An Essay by way of Elegy on AETnrR 
Upton (verse?), Belfast, 1707, 4to. 

KIRKPATRICK, JOHN, M.D. — The Sea-Piece, a narrative, philosophical 
and descriptive poem, in five cantos, London, 1750, 8vo. 

This poem was first published in separate cantos ; it narrates a voyage 
from Europe to America, and was the foundation of Falconer's well- 
known poem, " The Shipwreck." Dr. Kirkpatrick was a native of 
Carlow, who translated some of Pope's poems into Latin, and published 
some medical works. 

KIRWAN, ACHILLE. — Le Christ, poeme en quatre chants, Paris, 1848, 

KIRWAN, ROSE.— Poems Ihj "Rose" and " De Rupe "), London and 
Dublin, 1856. 

Miss Kir wan was the " Rose " of this volume, and her poems are very 
Irish. She was a Belfast lady and a governess in the family of Lord 
Fermoy, whose sister was the " De Rupe." See under Roche, Hon. 
Frances Maria. 

KISBEY, WILLIAM H. — The Mission of Livingstone, a prize poem, Dublin, 

Was born in Dublin on September 2, 1828, and for a time edited the 
Belfast Newsletter. The above poem wen the Vice-Chancellor's Prize 


at T.C.D., where Kisbey graduated B.A. 1864, M.A. 1868. He was called 
to the Irish Bar soon after, and was for years an Irish County Court 
Judge. He died on August 6, 1910. Wrote several law-books. 

KNIGHT, OLIVIA. — ^Wild Flowebs ibom the Wayside (over signature of 
'■ Thomasine "), with introduction by Sir C. G. Dufiy, Dublin, 1883, 12mo. 
Born in Co. Mayo, about 1830, being the daughter of Patrick Knight, 
engineer, and author of a work on Mayo. Was for some time a teacher at a 
school at Gainstown, near Mullingar, Go. Westmeath. She became a most 
frequent contributor of poems to the Nation in the fifties, and few, if 
any, of her poems appeared elsewhere. She wrote six)ries as well as 
poems, and translations from the French as well as original work. Her 
first poem, signed " Thomasine," appeared in the Nation on September 
6, IBol. She went to Australia, married a Mr. Hope Connolly, and 
followed the occupation of a teacher out there, and is still, I believe, 

KNOTT, PETER N. ( ?) . — A Tale of the Plague and Other Poems, London, 

1847, 18mo. 

KNOWLES, JAMES SHERIDAN.— A Collection of Poems on Various 
Subjects, Waterford, 1810, 8vo ; The Senate, or Social Villagers oe 
Kentish Town, a canto (over signature of " Selim "), London, 1817, 
8vo; VIRGI^'IUS, tragedy in verse, Loudon, 1820, 8vo (other editions); 
Caius Gracchus, tragedy in verse, Glasgow, 1823, 8vo; William Tell, 
play in verse, London, 1825, 8vo ; The Beggar's Daughter of Bbthnal 
Green, comedy, chiefly in verse, Loudon, 1828, 8vo; Alfred the Great, 
OR THE Patriot King, historical play in verse, London, 1831, 8vo; The 
Hunchback, play in verse, London, 1832, 8vo ; second edition, London, 
1832, 8vo ; ninth edition, London, 1836, 8vo ; A Masque, in one act and 
in verse, on the death of Sir Walter Scott, London, 1832, 8vo; The 
Wife, a t.alb of Mantua, play in verse, London, 1833, 8vo ; The Daughter, 
play in verse, London, 1837, 8vo ; second edition, 1837, 8vo ; The Beggar 
OF- BETHNAii Green, comedy in verse (altered from "The Begga'r's 
Daughter"), second edition, London, 8vo; The Love Chase, comedy in 
verse, London, 1837, 8vo ; The Maid of Mariendorpt, play in verse, 
London, 1838, 8vo; Woman's Wit, or Love's Disguises, play in verse, 
London, 1838, 8vo ; Dramatic Works by J.S.K. (edited by R. S. Mac- 
kenzie), Calcutta, 1838, 4to; Love, play in verse, London, 1840, 8vo; 
Old Maids, comedy in verse, London, 1841, 8vo; John of Procida, or 
the Bridals of Messina, tragedy in verse, London, 1840, 8vo ; The 
Bridal, tragedy in verse, adapted from Beaumont and Fletcher's " Maid's 
Tragedy " (in volume I. of Webster's acting dramas), 1837, etc. ; The 
Rose of Arragon, play in verse, London, 1842, 8vo; The Secret.4BT, 
play in verse, London, 1843, 12mo ; Dramatic Works, 2 vols., London, 
1856, 8vo ; Axbxina, or True unto Death, drama in verse, London, 1866, 
16mo; True unto Death (reprint of preceding), London, 1866, 8vo; 
Brian Boroihme, or the Maid of Erin, drama in verse, London, 1872, 
8vo; Various Dramatic Works of J.S.K. (deciphered from the original 
manuscripts by S. W. Abbot, . . . revised and edited by F. Harvey), 
2 vols., London, 1874, 4to (only 25 copies, privately printed). 

Also wrote and published two novels named " Fortescue " (1846), and 
"George Lovell" (1847); "The Elocutionist" (a collection of pieces in 
prose and verse, edited by J.S.K.), Belfast, 1831, 12mo ; some tales and 
novelettes (collected and published in 1874, only 26 copies privately 
printed), and some Anti-Catholic works. The most popular of the poetical 
playwrights of the century. Born in Cork, May 12, 1784, his father 


being a, schoolmaster and teacher of elocution, and a connection by 
marriage with the Lefanus. When only fourteen years old he wrote 
"The Chevalier Grillon," an opera, and his once well-known ballad, 
"The Welsh Harper," besides other things. Went to London and made 
the acquaintance of Lamb, Hazlitt, and other eminent writers, who 
greatly appreciated him. A commission was bought for him in the army, 
but he did not stay in it long, but went on the stage in 1808, and was 
fairly successful, and produced " Leo the Gypsy," in which Edmund 
Kean appeared. He opened a school in Belfast and wrote for the stage 
continuously thereafter, until religious scruples forced him to retire, 
when he became a Baptist preacher, and used to attract thousands by 
his eloquence to Exeter Hall, Strand. He was an orator of much power. 
He died at Torquay, on December 1, 1862. Sir Robert Peel gave him 
a Civil List Pension of £200 a year. See AthencEum for 1832-34, for 
poems by him. 

KNOWLES, RICHARD BRINSLEY.— The Maiden Aunt, a comedy in five 
acts and in verse (?), London, 1845, 16mo (produced at the Haymarket 

Born in Glasgow in 1820, and was a son of the preceding. Was at 
first a barrister, but afterwards adopted the profession of a journalist 
and writer. In 1849 he became a Catholic. In 1853 and onwards he 
edited the Illustrated London Magazine. Be was appointed an 
Inspector of Historical Manuscripts in 1871. He died in London on 
January 28, 1882. Among his wi-itings is a biography of his father. 

KNOX, ALEXANDER ANDREW. — Giotto and Fhaxcesca, and other poems, 
London, 1842, 8vo. 

Born in London, on February 5, 1818, but of Co. Down family, and died 
October 5, 1891. He was educated at Tiverton and at Cambridge, where 
he graduated B.A., 1844; M.A., 1847. Was called to the Bar in 1844. 
Became a, leader-writer on the Times, and eventually a police magistrate. 

KNOX, REY. DAYID B. — A Presbyterian minister in the North of Ireland. 
He wrote largely for the Irishman and other Irish and English periodicals, 
and also for Texas Siftings (of which his brother, John Armor Knox, 
was editor and proprietor), over the signature of "Dalriada." 

KNOX, J. H.(?) — The Cbitic Vakptee, verse, two parts, London, 1870, 16mo; 
An Ocean-Pilgbim's Jottings, prose and verse, London, 1870, 8vo. 

KNOX, KATHLEEN. — The Islanders, a poem, etc. (over the signature of 
" Edward Kane "), London, 1888, 8vo. 

Of Howth, Dublin, in 1879, when " Lyra Hibernica Sacra," which gives 
one of her pieces, was published. She is presumably the lady of the same 
name who has written many stories for children, and other works. 

KNOX, HON. LUCY.— Sonnets and other Poems, London, 1872, 8vo ; second 
edition, London, 1876, 8vo ; Pictures prom a Life, and other poems, Lon- 
don, 1884, 8vo. 

Was the Hon. Lucy Spring-Rice, daughter of Stephen E. Spring-Rice, 
and was born on November 9, 1845; married Mr. Octavius Newry Knox 
on August 23, 1866, and died on May 10, 1884. 

KNOX, W. MAYNE.— The Cave Hill and other verses, Belfast, 1909. 

Is represented by six poems in "Sung by Six," a collection of poems 
published by six Belfast verse-writers, Belfast, illustrated, 1896. He 
uses the signature of " Argus I." in his contributions to the Press. 


L., E. L. — Wild Flowers eeom the Glens, London and Belfast, 1840, 8to. 

L., J. L. — A writer of excellent poems and stories in Dublin Penny Journal, 
and residing at Newcastle. His "Lament for the death of Morian 
Shehone " appeared in the magazine referred to, and is often reprinted 
anonymously in anthologies. Some of his stories are in the collection 
edited by P. D. Hardy in 1837. 

L., J. M. — A writer using these initials wrote a good deal of verse for Walher's- 
Siiernian Magazine in 1804^6, etc. 

L., W. G. — The Gbotio, a collection of poems, Dublin, 1837. 

LACY, FANNY ELIZABETH (?). — Mekbt Spabks for a Winter Hearth 
(verse?), London, 185B, 8vo; The Labyrinth and the Path, a sacred 
poem, Chelsea, 1856, 12mo; Centenary Tribute to Robert Bitbns, 
London, 1859, 12mo. 
Also some stories. 

LACY, WILLOUGHBY. — The Garden of Isleworth, a sketch, in verse, over 
signature of "One formerly possessed of the place," London, 1794. 
Son of James Lacy, the Irish comedian, I think. 

LACY, JOHN. — The Old Troop, or Monsieitr Bagon, a play, London, 1672;. 
Sir Hercules Buffoon, ob the Poetical Squibe, London, 1684. 

A well-known .actor and dramatist. Was born near Doncaster early in 
the 17th century. It is possible that he was Irish in some way. He was 
the original Teague in Sir Robert Hbward's " Committee," and was a 
very great success in the part. He died September 17, 1681. 

LAMB, HON. GEORGE (?)— Dibce, or The Fatal Urn, a grand serious 
opera in 3 acts, with music by C. E. Horn, Dublin, 1822, 12mo. 
Seems to have translated Catullus. See Moore's " Diary." 

LAMBERT, MARY. — ^Rhyming Oak-Leaves, poems, San Francisco, 1892, 
8vo ; La Rabide, a Californian Columbian Souvenir Poem, illustrated, San 
Francisco, 1893, oblong 8vo. 

Born at Oakland, California, and is the daughter of Irish parents who 
were amongst the pioneers of California. They arrived in Oaklands in 
1850 and settled there. Miss Lambert was educated at Oakland convent 
and school, and has written poems for ~the &an Francisco Monitor and 
other papers of the same city, as well as for Oakland papers. 

LAMBERT, NANNIE. — See O'Donoghue, Nannie Power. 

" LALIBERTO. VICTOR " (pseud.). — Blots on Modern Society, a satire, 
in verse, Dublin, 1876, 8vo. 

LALOR, DENIS SHINE.— See Lawlor, D.S. 

LAMONT, FRANCES AND ELISH.— Christmas Rhymes, or Three Nights' 
Revelry, illustrated, Belfast, 1846, 4to. 

Printed and published by the brother'of these young ladies, who dedicated 
the work to Lady Dufferin. On the title their name of Lament is not 
given, merely " Frances and Elish." They were both artists in Belfast, 
Elish Lament frequently exhibiting from about 1840 to 1860. 


LANDER, JOHN. — A Cork solicitor, mentioned several times in Croker's 
" Popular Songs of Ireland " as author and part-author of various popular 
songs there quoted. 

LANDER, WILLIAM. — "Wrote verse for Dublin University Magazine about 
1846, sending them from Cork, apparently. In conjunction with another 
writer, he published in 1846 a translation of Hauff's " Lichtenstein." 

LANE, DENNY.— One of the poets of Young Ireland days, and born in Cork 
on December 7, 1818, being the only child of Maurice Lane, proprietor 
of Glyntown Distillery, Riverstown, Cork. His two most notable poems 
are in " The Spirit of the Nation," and are entitled " Kate of Araglen " 
and "The Irish Maiden's Lament." They appeared in the Nation on 
October 12, 1844, and February 15, 1845, respectively, over the signatures 
" Donall-na-Glanna " and " Doinnall-na-glanna." Lane wrote very few 
poems, but the above have gained him a wide reputation. For many years 
he took a prominent part in other literary movements in Cork, and some 
years ago delivered a lecture there on his recollections, which was after- 
wards printed in the Irish Monthly. Possibly he was the " T>. L." of 
Nation, September 6, 1845. For many years he was managing director 
of the Cork Gas Co., and for a time President of the Institute of Gas 
Engineers of Great Britain. He died on November 29, 1895. 

LANGAN, WILLIAM PHILIP.— The Profligate [circa 1845.] 

Am not sure whether above piece is a poem or a play, never having 
seen the work, but it is probably the former. There is a poem by him 
in Irishman, August 11, 1849, and he is referred to rather disparagingly 
in its " answers to correspondents " about that time. 

LANGRISHE, SIR HERCULES (Bart.)— An Irish statesman, wit and poet. 
Born in or about 1729, and was the only son of Robert Langrishe, of 
Knocktopher, which place he afterwards represented in the Irish Hiouse 
of Commons. B.A., T.C.D., 1753. Poems by him will be found in the 
" Life of Grattan," written by the latter's son, and in other 
places, including Anthologia Hibernica for July, 1793. On May 31, 1755, 
he married Hannah Myhill, of Co. Kilkenny. He was created a barongt 
on January 24, 1777, and died in Stephen'.>i Green, Dublin, on 
February 1, 1811, aged about 82. He was a most accomplished man, 
and was a great friend of Grattan. One of his poems, " Anacreon to 
Stella," was addressed to the Duchess of Portland. In Grattan's " Life," 
above-mentioned. Vol. 2, there is a key to the " History of Baratariana," 
of which he is said to have been the chief author. In that work there 
are certainly poems by him. The inscription on the monument of Bishop 
of Ferns in Ferns Cathedral is by him. 

LANGRISHE, SIR ROBERT (Bart.)— Eldest son' of preceding, whom he 
succeeded in the title, and also M.P. for Knocktopher in the Irish Par- 
liament. Born in 1756, married May, 1782, Anna, daughter of Belling- 
ham Boyle, M.P. In "The Private Theatre at Kilkenny" (Kilkenny, 
1825, 4to), there are over a dozen prologues and epilogues by him, some 
of them very amusing. Died in May, 1835. 

LANIGAN, GEORGE T.— National Ballads of Canada, imitated and trans- 
lated from the originals (edited by " G. T. L.," over his usual nom-de- 
guerre of "Allid'O, Montreal, 1865; Fables oot oi' the World, New 
York, 1878. 

Born in Canada of Irish parents, December, 10, 1845 (Morgan's 
" Bibliotheca Canadensis " says, 1846). He had a very brilliant 
journalistic career in Canada and U.S.A. He established The Free Lance 



of Montreal, and after his arrival in the United States occupied important 
posts on the St. Louis Democrat, New York World, Bochester Post, 
Express, Chicago Times, and Philadelphia Record. Wrote in New York 
Spirit of the Times over signature of " Toxopholite. " He is included in 
most of the American anthologies, and was a clever humourist. He died 
in Philadelphia on February 5, 1886. 

LANIGAN, REY. JAMES ALOYSIUS.— Christopher Columbtjs, or The 
Discovery of the New World, a symphonic ode in four parts (music by 
Felicien David), translated from the French, Buffalo, New York, 1892. 

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 17, 1846. His parents were 
Kilkenny people. Educated at St. Mary's College, Halifax, and Montreal 
College, in which last he became professor of belles-lettres. He went to 
Buffalo, New York, where he was ordained, and after holding the post 
of secretary to the Bishop for ten years, was appointed rector of St. 
Mary's Church, Niagara Falls. His ode above referred to was produced 
with great success in Buffalo. Father Lanigan was Vicar-General of the 
diocese of Buffalo, New York. 

LANIGAN, JOHN ALPHONSUS, M.D.— Leisure Hours, Buffalo, New 

York, ; The Siege op Armagh, a drama, do.— — ; Woodland 

Rambles, verse, Buffalo, 1894. 

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 12, 1854, and educated at 
College of St. Sulpice, Montreal, and St. Mary's College, Halifax, where 
he graduated B.A.. He graduated M.D. in New York University, 1877. 
He has practised his profession in Buffalo, New York, and other places 
with success. He has written much fugitive verses for American and 
Canadian periodicals. Brother of preceding and succeeding writer. 

LANIGAN, REMIGIUS W.— A brother of two preceding writers. Born in 
Halifax, N.S., on October 1, 1858. He was educated at St. Mary's 
College, in that city, and afterwards studied music under Professor 
Seifert at Niagara Falls. A little later he spent some time pursuing 
his studies m Paris. On his return to America, he became director of 
the School of Music, Milton, Mass. He set to music Fitzgerald Murphy's 
" Shamrock and Rose." As a poet, he is chiefly known by several pieces 
in the Boston Pilot and Transcript . 

LANIGAN, RT. REV. WILLIAM (Bishop of Goulburn, Australia).— A native 
of Cashel, Co. Tipperary, born about 1820, and said to be author of the 
verses in the early Nation over the signature of " Alpha." He was 
consecrated in 1867. Some of his pieces have been reprinted, and he is 
represented in " Irish Penny Readings." 

LANKTREE, J. W. — A writer of stories and poems in the forties of last cen- 
tury. He was the author of a famous piece of humour in verse called 
" Molly Muldoon," which originally appeared in an Armagh periodical under 
the title of " The Lost Husband, an Irish Story." (See D. J. O'Donoghue's 
" Humour of Ireland.") He may have been the " J. W. L." of the Nation 
during the forties. 

LANYON, HELEN.— The Hill of Dreams, poems, Dublin, 1909; second 
edition, 1909. 

LARDNER, WILLIAM O'BRIEN.— Is included in Edkins' collection of poems 
by Irish authors, 1801. He was the eldest son of John Lardner, Bnnis, 
Co. Clare, and was admitted to Gray's Inns in June, 1791. He resided in 
Marlborough Street, Dublin, and died in 1808. His son Denis became 
notable as Dionysius Lardner^ LL.D. 


LARKIN, CHRISTOPHER J.— Born in Co. Westmeath in 1857, and educated 
at a National School in his native county. In his early years he wrote 
a good deal of verse for the almanacs and diaries, afterwards contributing 
to various papers in Mullingar. Belongs to a family of tenant farmers, 
and is a land steward, living near Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. ' 

LARKIN, PETER O'NEILL.— Born in Creggan, Co. Armagh, and went to 
America in 1860, He has contributed innumerable poems to Boston 
Pilot, New York Emerald, and othe(r journals, and Eas done a good deal 
of journalistic work for Irish-American and Irish papers. His poems 
generally appeared over the signature of " P. L." in the seventies, and 
"P. O. L." in later years. 

LARKIN, THOMAS.— Known as the " Bard of Ballydinei." Born at Bally- 
dine, Co. Tipperary, about 1795, and died about 1860. Was well-known 
locally as a writer of poems, which were mostly satirical in character. 
John Locke, the poet, wrote a sketch of him in one of the Irish-American 

LARMINIE, WILLIAM.— Glanltja, and other poems, London, 1889, 8vo; 
Fand and other poems, Dublin, 1892. 

Thisi admirable poet was born in Co. Mayo in 1849, and died at Bray 
on January 19, 1900. He was for many years in the Civil Service, but 
retired for reasons of health some time before his death. Besides his 
two volumes of poems, he published a collection of " "West Irish Folk 
Tales." In Brooke and Rolleston's " Treasury of Irish Verse," there is 
a selection of his works, with an appreciation by " A. E." (George 
Russell, q.v.). 

LATIMER, JOSEPH.— Harp and Ckown, poems, Dublin, 1896, 8vo. 

A member of the Royal Irish Constabulary, and a frequent contributor 
to Weekly Irish Times, etc. 

LATROBE, REY. BENJAMIN.— Author of works on the sect called Plymouth 
Brethren. Born in Dublin on April 19, 1725, and educated at Glasgow 
University. Became minister of the (Moravian) Brethren's Church, and 
died on November 29, 1786. He wrote hymns, some of which are in the 
"Brethren's Hymn Book," 1789. 

LATTIN, PATRICK.— The Henkiadb, translated from Voltaire. 

Son of George Lattin, and born in 1726 at Morristown, Lattin, Co. Kil- 
dare. Was educated in Paris, and joined the Irish Brigade, in which he 
became a captain. In 1792 he married Elzabeth, daughter and heiress of 
Robert Snow, of Drumdowney, Co. Kilkenny. He wrote the above-mentioned 
translation i» assist a poor French emigre. Lord Cloncurry, his friend, 
mentions him several times in his "Recollections " as a man of wit and 
sense. He was a noted raconteur, and in Lady Morgan's " Book of the 
Boudoir " it is said that in his presence " Shell was silent, and Curran 
dull." He published a, pamphlet refuting some of Dr. Duigenan's libels 
concerning the state of Ireland, and the latter's reply led to an action 
in London, in which Lattan recovered large damages. He died in Paris 
in 18(36. See for references Moore's "Diary," vol. 2, p. 231; vol. 3, pp. 
319, 222, 248, 257, 258, and vol. 4, pp. 16, 17, 206. 

LAUGHLIN, REY. JOHN WILLIAM.— Supplementary Hymns, for the use 
of St. Peter's Church, Saffron Hill, selected and arranged by J. W. L., 
1865, 16mo. 

One or two other religious works. There was a graduate of the same 
name of T.C.D. (B.A., 18i39; M-A., 1855), who lived in Gloucester Street, 


Dublin, in the forties, who may possibly have been the "J- W- I'-" "f 
Nation of that time, and of Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science and 
Literature, 1842-3. See under " Lanktree, J. W." 

LAW, JAMES SYLVIUS.— The Irish Catholic, a patriotic poem, Belfast, 
1813; Dublin, 1815 (?), 12mo ; The Weongs of Ireland, a national poem, 
Dublin, 1831. 8vo. 

The first of these works is merely ascribed to him, or conjectured to 
be his. 

LAWLER, C. F. (?)— Three R[oya]l Bloods, or A Lame B,[egen]t, a Darl- 
ing Commander, and a Lovb-Sick Admiral, a poem, third edition, Lon- 
don, 1815, 8to; ninth edition, London, 1812, 8vo ; The R[oya]l Lover, 
or A D[u]ke Defeated, etc., a poem, ninth edition (MS. notes in B.M. 
copy), London, 1812, 8vo; twelfth edition, with additions, London, 1812, 
8vo; The R[oya]l Blood, or An Illustrious Hen and her Pretty 
Chickens, a poem, fifteenth edition (MS. notes in British Museum copy), 
London, 1814, 8vo ; Lilliputian Navy! ! ! The R[egen]t's Fleet, or 
John Bull at the Serpentine, a poem, London, 1814, 12mo ; John Bull's 
Triumph over His Unnatural Countrymen, or The Land-Holders and 
Contractors in the Dumps, to which is added Roy'alty in Motion and a 
R[egen]t Asleep, a poem (MS. notes in British Museum copy), London, 
1814, 8vo ; John Bull as he was, is, and ought to be, etc., a poem (MS. 
notes in British Museum copy), London, 1817, 8vo ; The Agonies of Bona- 
parte, or The Devil o\ His Last Legs, a poem (MS. notes in British 
Museum copy), London, 1814, 8vo. 

All above satires on the Regent and his courtiers were published over 
the pseudonym of " Peter Pindar, jun." 

LAWLER, DENNIS. — Sharp and Flat, a musical entertainment, with music 
by .James Hook, 1813, 8vo ; In and out of Tune, a farce, 1808 ; The School 
FOR Daughters, a comedy, 1808, 8vo; Two in tSe Corner, 1810, 8vo; 
Industry and Idleness, musical piece, 1811, 8vo; The Earl op Hammer- 
smith, or The Cellar Spectre, burlesque, in Duncombe's " British 
Theatre," 1825, etc., 12mo. 

Was also the author of some stories. I have seen " Sharp and Flat" 
attributed to a James Lawler. 

LAWLESS, HON. EMILY. — With the AVild Geese, poems, with introduc- 
tion by Stopford Brooke, London, 1902, 8vo. 

An admirable volume by the authoress of several well-known romances, 
" Granie," " ]M:aelcho," "With Essex in Ireland," " Hurrish." etc., and 
of a "History of Ireland." She was born in Ireland, and is the daughter 
of the third Lord Cloncuvry. She has contributed poems to several 
leading reviews, and some are to be found in her " Traits and Confidences," 

LAWLESS MARGARET H.— Born at Adrian, Michigan, July 14, 1847. 
Her father was John Wynne, of Co. Leitrim, and her mother a Miss Jane 
Meehan, of Co. Sligo. They went to U.S.A. on their marriage in 1838. 
Mrs. Lawless was educated at her native place, and in 1864 graduated 
there. She married a Dr. Lawless in 1873. Her verse, which is con- 
sidered excellent, has appeared in Lippinroft'x Mcifjazine. Catholic World. 
Fraiih Leslie's Monthly. Detroit Free Press, Ave Maria. Boston Pilot, 
and other leading periodicals. 

LAWLESS, GEN. WILLIAM.— This distinguished character was at first a 
physician, whose complicity in the '98 rebellion forced him to leave 
Ireland, whence he went to France. He was a noted United Irishman,' 


and afterwards a Trench general. In his " Sham Squire," W. J. Fitz- 
patrick says there are plenty of his poems in Irish Masonic Magazine for 
1794. If this is the Sentimental and Masonic Magazine , there are only a 
few of his pieces in it, signed either hy his name or initials. He died 
in Paris, December 25, 1824. 

LAWLOR, DENIS SHINE. — The Harp of Innisfail, a poem with notes, and 
other poems, London, 1829, Svo (over his initials only). 

A very frequent contributor between 1825 and 1840 to Irish and Catholic 
periodicals. He was born on March 30, 1808, probably at Castlelough, 
Co. Kerry, and educated chiefly at Oscott College, where he was one of 
the editors of a magazine called The Oscotian, and to it contributed a 
great number of poems. He wrote largely for The Catholic Miscellany, a 
London Catholic periodical of 1830, etc. He published a story and a 
record of travel in the Pyrenees in 1870 and 1874 respectively. He is 
■sometimes called Deny's Shyne Lawlor. In The Diihlin and London- Maga- 
zine, 1825-1827, there are poems of his also, and some stories, signed by 
his initials, and he was probably " Oscotian," and " Oscotiensis, " of , the 
same periodical. During the year mentioned there are also by him some 
" Tales of the South," legendary prose sketches, and one or two of 
these were translated by Julius Rodenberg in his " Harfe von Erin," 
a collection of Irish stories and poems in German. There are three 
of Lawlor's poems in Hercules Ellis's " Songs of Ireland." He was a 
Young Irelander, and is mentioned in Carlyle's account of his tour in 
Ireland. He was twice married, first in 1840, and secondly in 1878. He 
died at Woodchester, near Stroud, October 17, 1887. 

LAWRENCE, COL. THOMAS DAWSON.— Miscellaneous Works (verse), 
Dublin, 1789, 8vo (with MS. notes in British Museum), do., London, 1806, 
Svo (with omissions and additions). 

Published for the benefit of the Sunday School at Lawrencetown, near 
Banhridge, Co. Down, where the author resided. He was a friend and 
schoolfellow of Goldsmith under the Rev. Mr. Hughes, of Ballymahon, Co. 
Longford. He entered the army and distinguished himself, especially at 
the Battle of Minden. The MS. notes referred to deal chiefly with the 
assault on Lawrence by the Hon. Pierce Butler, who was tried for it — 
a report being published in 1792. He was born about 1730, and was great- 
great-grandson of the Rt. Hon. Henry Lawrence, Lord President of the 
Council, 1655, to whom Milton addressed a sonnet. Lawrence's first 
volume was dedicated to Dr. Percy, Bishop of Dromore. He carried the 
colours of the 20th Kegiment at Minden. His death occurred about 1810. 
In the Rev. Samuel Burdy's poems there is one addressed to Lawrence, 
and in a note Burdy says his dialogue of Horace and Lydia is the finest 
translation of the piece extant. 

LAWSON, EDWARD. — Relics or Melodino (poems), translated by E. L. 
from an unpublished M.S., 1645, London, 1815, Svo; second edition, Lon- 
don, 1820, Svo. 

A barrister who translated several poems from the Irish for Hardiman's 
" Minstrelsy," 1831, and is represented in Hercules Ellis's " Songs of 
Ireland," 1849. M. W. Hartstonge called his attention to MS. above 
referred to. There are translations from other Portuguese and Spanish 
poets in the volume. Sch. T.C.D., 1783; B.A., 1785; M.A., 1790. He 
was the son of a glazier, according to IJord Cloncurry, who mentions him 
in his "Recollections " as a friend of his at T.C.D. He had been a pupil 
of Samuel Whyte (q.v.). 


LAWSON, RT. HON. JAMES ANTHONY.— Hymm tjsitati Laiine reddite, 
with other verses, London, 1883, 8to (English and Latin). 

The late Judge Lawson, of the Irish Bench, was an admirable Latin 
poet. Born at Waterford in 1817; Sch. T.C.D., 1836; B.A., 1838; LL.B., 
1841; and LL.D., 1850. Afterwards became professor of political economy 
at the University. Called to the Irish Baor in 1840; made Q.O. 1857. 
Was Solicitor-General and Attorney-General for Ireland before his acces- 
sion to the Bench in 1868. Died August 10, 1887. 

LAWSON, REY. JOHN, D.D. — Lectures concerning Obatobt, comprising a 
poem, entitled Ikbne, cabmen hisxcbium ad vice-comitum Boyle, Dublin, 
1758, 8vo. 

This poem was revised and translated into English by Rev. Dr. Wm. 
Dunkin. It ran through several editions. Dr. Lawson was born in 
Omagh, Co. Tyrone, in 1712, his father being a curate in that town. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1731; M.A., 1734; Fellow, 1735; Senior-PeUow, 1743; D.D., 
1745. He was librarian of T.C.D., and died on January 9, 1759. 

LAWTON, HUGH.— Poems, Bath, lgl4, 4to; ditto, London, 1815, 4to. 

Two of the songs in above work are quoted in "Harmonica," published 
by Bolster, of Cork, in 1818. Lawton was a Cork man, son of Christopher 
Lawton, of Lake Marsh, Cork. He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford, 
on February 8, 1795, aged 16. Died in 1859, aged about 80. His poems 
are dedicated to Lady Avonmore, and the dedication is addressed from 
Clytha, apparently, the seat of Lord Avonmore. 

LEACH, THOMAS.— A Life's Pathway, and other poems, London, 1882. 

Several of the poems are Irish, and the author evidently of the same 
nationality. He was a member of the London police force. 

LEADBEATER, MARY.— Poems by M. L., to which is prefixed her transla- 
tion of the First Book of the Alneid, Dublin, 1808, 8vo. 

Was the daughter of Richard Shaokleton, of Ballitore, Co. Kildare, 
where she was born in 1758. The family was a Quaker one, and pro. 
duced several poets. Her grand-father was the instructor of Burke and 
other eminent men (see Shackleton). She may have been the " Miss 
Shackleton," who has several poems in Edkins' collection of 1789-90, but 
see under Shackleton, Elizabeth. She published notices of the Shackleton 
family, "Annals of Ballitore," and various excellent books for youth. 
She died on June 27, 1826, and was buried at Ballitore. Two volumes of 
MS. poems by M. L. were sold at the Malcolmson sale, Dublin, 1892. Her 
niece, Elizabeth Shaokleton, who edited some of her works, was the wife 
of Alfred Webb, M.P., the compiler of "A Compendium of Irish Bio- 

LEADER, HENRY. — Legends connected with the Supebstitions of the 
Irish Peasantry, and other poems, Cambridge, 1865, 8vo ; Lybic Lobe 
FROM Innisfail, London, 1873. 

B.A., T.C.D., 1837. Was born at Nashville, Co. Cork, March 18, 1815, 
and died on July 4, 1887, and was buried in AghabuUogvie churchyard, 
near Clonmoyle. He was a landlord, and was the son of William Leader, 
who married a Miss St. Leger. 

LEAHY, ARTHUR H. — The Heroic Romances of Ireland, prose and verse, 
London, two volumes, 1900 (?), 4to ; The Courtship of Ferb, an old Irish 
romance . . . translated into English prose and verse, London, 1902. 

The author, a Kerry man, was born in 1857, and is a Fellow of Pembroke 
College, Cambridge, and I believe there are other poems of his in a similar 
work previously issued. 


LEAHY, WILLIAM. — There are about half-a-dozen translations from the 
Irish by this writer in the recent edition of H. R. Montgomery's " Early 
Native Poetry of Ireland " (1892). 

LEAHY, WILLIAM AUGUSTINE.— The Siege op Syracuse, a poetical 
drama, 1889. 

Born of Irish parents at Boston, Mass., July 18, 1867. He is a graduate 
of the Lawrence Grammar School, Boston Latin School, and Harvard 
University. Has written for Scribner's Magazine, Harvard Monthly, 
Ha/t-vard Advocate, Boston Pilot. He was one of the editors of the Boston 

LEAMY, EDMUND.— -Born in Waterford, in 1848, and educated at St. John's 
College, and at University High School, in that city. Was admitted a 
solicitor in 1878, and was elected M.P. for Waterford in 1880. Was 
called to the Irish Bar in 1885, but did not practise much. He was for 
many years in Parliament, and was an accomplished orator. He was 
a literai'y man of repute, owing to his volume of Irish fairy-tales, pub- 
lished in 1890, which have been warmly praised by most critics. A small 
volume by him, entitled, "The aFiry Minstrel of Glanmalure," has also 
been published. Wrote poems for the national papers in his earlier years, 
one or two of which are given in " Irish Penny Readings," and in Con- 
nolly's " Household Library of Ireland's Poets." Three of them are in J. 
F. Meagher's " Songs for Campaigners," Dublin, 1887, 4to. Was editor of 
United Ireland for some years, and afterwards connected with the Evening 
Herald. I fancy his poems generally appeared over the signature of 
" Etos." Since his death, which occurred at Pau, December 10, 1904, 
a volume of his stories, " By Barrow River," etc., has been published, 
and also a new edition of his charming " Irish Fairy Tales." 

LECKEY, JOHN (?)— Poems and Tales of Teavbl, London, 1856, 12mo. 

LECKY, ALEXANDER. — Ode addressed to the Hekoes op Eein, the Allies, 
AND Bonapakte, Belfast, 1815, 8vo. 

LECKY, ELIZABETH.— Fairy Folk, in verse, London, 1886, 4to; Here, 
There, and Everywhere, rhymes, London, 1890, 8vo. 
Other books for children. 

LECKY, MARY R. — Old James, the Irish Pedlar, etc., verse, Dublin, no 

LECKY, SIR THOMAS. — ^Author of some poems which have been praised 
by the Press, and one of which, written for the bazaar in connection 
with the restoration of Derry Cathedral, attracted much attention. He 
was born in Co. Derry in 1828, and was educated at Foyle College. Was 
Mayor of Londonderry, 1886-7, being the eleventh member of his family to 
obtain that position. He was knighted in 1887, and died a few years ago. 

" LECKY, WALTER."— See McDermott, Rev. J. 

LECKY, WILLIAM EDWARD HARTPOLE.— Poems, London, 1891, 8vo. 

Born near Dublin on March 36, 1838. B.A., T.C.D., 1859; M.A., 1863. 
The most distinguished of Irish historians, his great " History of England 
in the 18th Century," places him also among the most notable of English 
writers of history. He has also published other important works, such 
as " Leaders of Publin Opinion in Ireland " (anonymously at first), 
"European Morals," "Rise and Influence of Rationalism," etc. Few 


people suspected lie was a poet till lie published his volume, only one piece 
in it having been previously printed in a periodical. It was reprinted in 
Connolly's " Household Library of Ireland's Poets." He died on October 
22, 1903. 

LEDGER, WILLIAM. — The Opening Rosebud, a collection of original poems, 
Limerick, 1836, 8vo. 

This volume was dedicated to Sir Aubrey de Yere. The author was a 
student of T.C.D. 

LEECH, SARAH. — Poems on Various "Subjects, with memoir of S. L., 
a peasant girl of Donegal, and coloured portrait of her at her spinning 
wheel, Dublin, 1828, 12nio. 

LEEPER, ALEXANDER, LL.D. — Thibteen Satires of Juvenal, translated 
(in conjunction with H. A. Strong), London, 1882, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin, June 3, 1848. B.A., T.C.D., 1871; M.A., 1875, and 
Hon. LL.D. later. Went to Victoria, Australia, in 1875, and married 
there in 1879. Prom 1876 onwards he has been Warden of Trinity College, 
Melbourne. His father was a well-known clergyman in Dublin. 

LEESON JANE ELIZA.— The Lady Ella (verse F), 1847, 16mo; The 
Wreath of Lilies (verse?), 1847, 12mo; Songs of Christian Chivalry, 
etc., 1848; Hymns and Scenes of Childhood, third edition, 1842; 1848, 
12mo; 1850, 12mo ; Margaret, an Olden Tale (verse?), 1850, 16mo. 

Born in 1807, and died 1882. Also published " Chapters on Deacons," 
and other works. Some of her hymns will be found included in Roger's 
" Child's Hymnal," in the Irvingite " Hymns for the Use of the Church " 
(1834), " Paraphrases and Hymns for Congregational Worship " (18-33), 
and in her own works. 

LEFANU, ALICIA. — ^Rosara's Chain, or The Choice of Life, a poem, 
London, 1816, 16mo. 

Wrote several novels also. She was the niece of the following writer, 
her mother being Elizabeth Lefanu, younger daughter of R. B. Sheridan, 
and wife of Captain Henry Lefanu, the sisters of Sheridan having married 
brothers. Webb and other biographers are hopelessly wrong about the 
minor Lefaniis. 

LEFANU, ALICIA. — The Flowers, or The Sylphide Queen, a fairy 
tale in verse, London, 1809, 12nio ; The Sons of Erin, or Modern Senti- 
ment, a comedy, London, 1812, 8vo (three editions in year mentioned). 
She was the sister of R. B. Sheridan, and was born in Dorset Street, 
Dublin, in 1754. Her son was the Rev. Thomas P. Lefanu, afterwards 
Dean of Emly, and husband of the following writer, and her grandson 
the famous novelist mentioned lower down. There is a poem of hers in 
Samuel Whyte's "Poems." W. C. Oulton says her husband was the Peter 
Lefanu, the dramatic writer. Her " Sons of Erin " was a great success 
in London under the title of " Prejudice, or Modern Sentiment." She 
died at the Royal Hibernian Military School, Plicpnix Park (of which her 
son was chaplain) in September, 1817. She wrote some novels, and is 
included in Edkins' collection of poems (1789-90). She was the wife of 
Joseph Lefanu. 

LEFANU, EMMA.— Daughter of Rev. Dr. Dobbin, F.T.C.D., and daughter- 
in-law of preceding. There is a poem by her in The Amulet for 1826, and 
she wrote other verse for different periodicals. The following writer was 
her son. She was the lady to whom Theophilus Swift (q.v.) persisted in 
paying attentions. 


LEFANU, JOSEPH SHERIDAN.— This eminent writer was born in Dublin 
on August 28, 1814, and. educated at T.C.D., where he graduated B.A. 
in 1837. Evinced literary capacity at an early age, and contributed 
to several periodicals. In or about 1838 he was called to the Bar, and 
about the same date became a newspaper proprietor by buying the 
Dublin Warder, a vigorous Conservative journal. Soon after he began to 
contribute to the Dublin Vniceisity Magazine , and in that periodical most 
of his inimitable productions first saw the light, though he afterwards 
wrote serials for Temple Bar and other English magazines. He became 
editor and owner of the Dublin University Marjazine, and carried it on 
for some years, and in it appeared his best poems (anonymously), such as 
" Shemus O'Brien," " Phadrig Crohoore," " Duan na daev," " Beatrice," 
etc., etc. The two first gained remarkable popularity after Samuel 
Lever had introduced them into his entertainments. They are included in ' 
his " Purcell Papers," a collection of sketches and stories, edited oy A. P. 
Graves, and published in London in 3 vols., 1880. He also became owner 
of the Dublin Erring Packet and Evening Mail, and did a great deal of 
political writing. He married in 1844 Miss Susan Bennett, daughter of 
George Bennett, Q.C., and was left a widower in 1858. He was the inti- 
mate friend of Charles Lever, and other distinguished men, and was 
greatly admired by all who knew him. He died on February 7, 1873. His 
best novels, such as "Uncle Silas," " The House by the Churchyard," 
and " In a Glass Darkly," are noted for their power and weirdness, and 
his "Torlogh O'Brien " is one of the very best of Irish historical novels, 
while his shorter sketches and stories are often full of genuine humour. 
In the Freeman's Journal supplement for February 29, 1860, there is a 
prologue in verse, written by him for amateur theatricals. His son, Mr. 
G. Brinsley Lefanu, became well-known as an artist and book-illustrator 
in London. 

LEFANU, REY. PETER. — Smock Alley Sechets, a comedy, 1778. 

Other dramatic pieces by him, of which little or nothing is known. He 
was grand-uncle of preceding, and married a Miss Frances Knowles, 
grand-daughter of Thomas Sheridan, the actor, and aunt of the drama- 
tist, Sheridan Knowles. He is mentioned several times in Moore's "Diary." 
He was the seventh son of William Lefanu, of Stephen's Green, says R(^v. 
AV. G. Carroll, in his history of the parish of St. Bride, Dublin. In 1810 
he was curate of that parish. He was educated at Dr. Buck's School, 
and became a noted preacher. He died in 182-5. He was doubtless the 
Peter Lefanu, B.A., T.C.D., 1769. 

LEFANU, WILLIAM P. — Was born in Dublin in 1774, and was the nephew 
of the preceding writer. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1797, wrote 
various pamphlets, and founded and edited The Freeman's Journal. He 
is said to have written various poems, and " An Intercepted Letter from 
China," " A Gallery of Portraits," have been attributed to him. He was 
also for a time believed to be the author of " The Metropolis " (by Car- 
michael), and " Familiar Epistles " (by Croker). He died in June, 1817, 
and was buried in St. Peter's, Dublin. Among his writings is a curious 
work called " The Roll of a Tennis Ball through the Moral World." Some 
verse from his anonymous book is quoted in Walker's Hibernian Maga- 
zine for July, 1811. He is mentioned in the preface to Mary Leadbeater's 
"Cottage Dialogues." 

LBFEYRE, LILY ALICE. — The Lion's Gateway, poems, 1895. 

An Irish-Canadian poetess mentioned by Morgan in his " Canadian 
Men and Women of the Time." She was the daughter of R. P. Cooke 
aind Anna Plunkett, and wrote largely for Canadian Press over signature 
of " Fleurange." 


LEMON, JAMES ( ?) .— Oeiginal Poems and Songs, 1843. 

LENIGAN, HENRIETTA JANE. — Ornaments op the Mind, with a promis- 
cuous collection of modern poetry, Paris, 1842, 12mo ; Hymns (edited by 
Rev. J. Leifchild), 1843. 

The first work is a scrappy volume illustrated by the authoress, and con- 
taining pieces by herself and others ; among the subscribers to it are 
various Irish people. 

LENIHAN, D. M. — A frequent contributor of verse for many years to Weekly 
Freeman, Weekly News, and other papers over signature of " D. M. L." 
He is a Cork man. 

LEONARD, MICHAEL. — A native of Co. Meath, who wrote a good deal of 
verse to the Dublin almanacs of his day, and in 1815 became editor of two 
of them, published by one Jones, whose name is closely connected with 
the history of the Dublin almanacs. Leonard died in April, 1818. 

LEONARD, THOMAS.— The Two Advocates, Peace and Wab, a poem, Dub- 
lin, 1846, 12mo. 

LEPROHON, ROSALIE ELEANOR.— Cantata in Honour of the Prince or 
Wales' Visit to Canada, from the French of M. Sempe, Montreal, 1860; 
Poems, Montreal, 1881. 

Her maiden name was Mullen (or MuUins), and she was born of Irish 
parents in Montreal in 1832. In 1851 she married Dr. Leprohon. Wrote 
a deal of prose and verse for the papers, including novels, essays, and 
poems. Several novels of hers were published, one named "Eveleen 
O'Donnell," running through the Boston Pilot, 1859. She died at Mon- 
treal on September 20, 1879. There are five poems by her in the Canadian 
anthology of Rev. E. H. Dewart (q-v.). 

LESLIE, ELIZA.— Sacred and Moral Songs, Dublin, 1839. 

LESLIE, EMMA.— See Toke, Emma. 

LESLIE, JOHN. — Killarney, a poem, London, 1772, 4to; Dublin, 1772, 
12mo; Phcbnix Park, a poem, etc., London, 1772, 4to. 
Was tutor to Lord Clanwilliam. Died September 5, 177B. 

LESLIE. SHANE.— Songs oe Oriel, Dublin, 1908. 

Son of Co). John Leslie, of Glasslough, Co. Monaghan. Is represented 
in "Dublin Book of Irish Verse," 1909. Has published a little book on 
" Lough Derg," 1909. Born in 1885, and educated at Eton, University 
of Paris, and Cambridge. Is a convert to Catholicism. 

LESTRANGE, .—Verses and Metrical Translations, Belfast, 1866, 


The author lived in Shankill Road, Belfast. 

LESTRANGE, JOSEPH.— Born in Dominick Street, Mullingar, probably 
about 1775, and became a, prominent journalist in after life. He had to 
go to Australia on account of his complicity in the '98 rebellion For 
The Comet (1831-33) he wrote largely in prose and verse over signature 
?, .:,j '"S?^??"'T, ^J^ '^^ ^^ ^'^ ^ contributor to Dublin Weekly Satirist, 
Faddy Kelly s Budget, and Salmagundi. He was a member of the famous 
Comet Club, and there is a reference to him in Mangan's " Extraordinary 
Adventure m the States." He was probably thf- "J. L'E " of Belfast 
Vmdicator of August 26 and September 19, 1840. 


LETT, WILLIAM PITTMAN.— A Wexford man, son of Capt. Andrew Lett, 
of the 26th Cameronian regiment, and born about 1810. He was taken to 
Canada in 1820, and settled in Richmond, and in 1828 removed to what is 
now Ottawa. He was educated at Bytown and at the Montreal High 
School, and became a journalist. Was editor of Conservative papers 
from 1845 to 1853, and wrote much prose and verse during that period 
for various journals, his reputation as a poet being considerable. He 
was appointed Clerk to the Corporation of Ottawa. He wrote a series 
of popular letters of a humorous kind over the nom-de-guerre of " Sweeney 
Ryan." He is represented in Dewart's collection of Canadian verse. 

LETTS, MISS W. M. — A lady who has contributed several excellent poems to 
the Spectator, and who is the author of " The Eyes of the Blind," a play 
produced by the Abbey Theatre players in Dublin. 

LEYER, CHARLES JAMES, M.D.— This most popular of Irish novelists wrote 
a large number of songs, as is well-known, and they are scattered through 
his novels. Some of them are given in different anthologies, and rank 
high as humorous verse. He was born in Dublin on August 31, 1806, 
and was the son of James Lever, an Englishman, a contractor in Dublin. 
He was educated at various schools and at T.C.D., where he graduated 
B.A., 1827 ; M.B., 1831. He was afterwards an M.D. of Louvain. Wrote 
a good deal of prose and verse for The National Magazine whilst a young 
man ; but most of his earlier work appeared in the Dublin University 
Magazine, which he edited from 1842 to 1845. His later novels and 
sketches appeared in other magazines as well, such as Blackirooi's, Com- 
h,iU, Bentley's, etc., etc. He was appointed Consul at Spezzia in 1858, and 
at Trieste in 1867, and died in latter place on June 1, 1872. The chief 
sources of information about Lever are the biography of him by W. J. 
Fitzpatrick, published in 1879 (second edition, 1882), and the "Life," by 
Edmund Downey (1907). In his 1875 catalogue, W. B. Kelly, of Grafton 
Street, Dublin, announced for publication " Leveriana — reminiscences 
and anecdotes of some of the characters introduced in the works of 
Charles Lever — ready Dec, 1876." It never appeared. 

LEVER, SYDNEY, — Fireflies, ballads and verses, London, 1833, 8vo. 

Also a story entitled " Years ago," published in London, 1884. She 
was the daughter of Charles Lever, and died a few years ago. 

LEVEY, JOHN. — Youngest son of the late R. M. Levey, the well-known 
Dublin musician, and brother of W. C. Levey, and "^Paganini Redivivus," 
the musicians, and also of Andrew Levey, the composer and conductor. 
John went on the stage instead of following the musical profession, and 
became well-known as an Irish comedian. He wrote a number of melo- 
dramas, Irish and otherwise, and was the author of numerous burlesques 
and pantomimes for the provincial theatres, of several of which he was 
lessee at different times. He died at his residence, Seaforth, Liverpool, 
on September 17, 1891, aged 53 or thereabouts. He was a Catholic, 
and the real name of the family was O'Shaughnessy. 

LEVINOE, H. NICHOLSON. — A barrister and a pretty frequent contributor 
of poems to Dublin University Magazine and to Duffy's Sibernian 
Magazine about 1860 and onwards. There is a difficulty in discovering 
facts about liim, as he was not apparently a member of the well-known 
Westmeath family of the same name. 

LEWIS, RICHARD. — The General Election, a poem addressed to Charles 
Domvill, Esq., Dublin, 1768, 8vo ; A Picture of the Times, a poem, in 
which are delineated the characters of the most celebrated personages in 


Ireland, etc., Dublin, 1768, 8vo ; Elegy on De. Richaed Chalokee 
CoBBE : — A Tkue Pictukb of tiib Times, being a defence of the character 
of the Irish nation, from the misrepresentations of Mr. Lewis, in his 
poem, etc., in a letter to a gentleman, Dublin, 1768, 8vo. 

The latter piece was a reply to his own poem. Apparently the " Peter 
Pounce, Esq.," who published " The Robin Hood Society, a satire with 
notes variorum " (London, 1756, 8vo), was Lewis. He published a guide 
to Dublin (1787), an abridgment of Smollett's " Roderick Random " 
(1791), " Candid Philosophy, or Free Thoughts on Men, Morals and 
Manners " (2 vols., Dublin, 1778), and wrote for The Hienti mental and 
Masonic Magazine , Dublin, 1792-5, where he is stj'led " corrector of the 
press," and for Walker's Hibernian Alar/azine, 177i3, at which time he 
was about to publish his poems by subscription. He was, I think, an 
Englishman. 'The prologue to G. E. Howard's "Female Gamester " is by 

LEYNE, MAURICE RICHARD.— One of the most promising of the writers 
for The Nation, and highly esteemed both as patriotic journalist and as 
a poet. Born in Tralee, Co. Kerry, about 1820, and in early life entered 
the national movement, and was a journalist in Tipperary and in Dublin. 
He was imprisoned in Richmond Jail, Dublin, and in Clonmel for his 
participation in the national struggle. He wrote a great deal of pi-ose 
and verse in the Aaiio/i between 1844-1854, and " M.R.L." was his usual 
signature, but he contributed a good many squibs about 1853-4 over the 
nom-de-guerre of " Zozimus," and a couple of these, with references to 
Leyne, will be found in Duffy's " League of North and South." He may 
have been " L. Carrick-on-Suir," of Xation. 1844, etc. His well-known 
poem, " Liberty's Answer to Ireland's Vow," a kind of reply to a poem 
by D. F. McCarthy, appeared in Nation of June 28, 1845. In Nation 
supplement of March 20, 1852, is a poem, " Fratres Vincti," by him. 
His initials first appeared in Nation of June 1, 1844. He was a valu- 
a,ble assistant of Duffy's on the paper, and his death at the end of June, 
1854, caused deep and lasting regret. He was bviried on July 1, at 
Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 

LIDDIARD, J. S. ANNA.— Poems, Dublin, 1810; 8vo ; The Gte-Laigha, 
or A Tale op Old; with a second edition of Poems, and Additions, Bath 
and London, 1811, 8vo ; Kenilworth, and other poems, Dublin, 1813, 8vo; 
Kbnilwortii, a mask ; The Phantom Knight of Faeley Castle, a 
chivalric tale; Travellee and Guide, etc., verse, Dublin and London, 
1815, Svo; Theodoeb and Laura, or Evening aftee the Battle, a tale 
in verse (included in following writer's " Mont St. Jean "), with A.n 
Ode on the Year 1815, 1816, Svo ; Mount Leinster or the Peospectj a 
poem descriptive of Irish scenery, Dublin, 1819, Svo ; 1st part, London, 
1819; 2nd part, London, 1820. 

She was the daughter of Sir Henry Wilkinson, lived at Corballis, Co. 
Meath, and was the wife of following author, two of whose poems are in 
her first-named volume. Her writings are patriotic in tone as well as 
in subject. 

LIDDIARD, REY. WILLIAM.— The Life Boat, or Dillon O'Dwiee, a poem, 
Dublin, 1815, Svo; Mont St. Jean, a poem, with notes, London and 
Dublin, 1816, Svo; The Legend of Einsidlin, a tale of Switzerland, with 
poetical sketches of Swiss scenery; Montblanc, etc., with notes, London, 
1829, 12mo ; Reteospection , The Lord of the Valley, and other 
poems, London, 1841, 12mo. 

Also some ti'avels on the Continent. B.A., T.C.D., 1S03. Was the hus- 
band of preceding writer. Was an Englishman, son of a clergyman, and 


born in July, 1773. He first matriculated at Oxford, and entered tlie 
army, but left in 1796. Was something of an artist and musician, and 
died at Clifton, Gloucestershire, October 11, 1841. He rarely touched 
Irish subjects. 

LILLIS, REY. WILLIAM, CO.— Born in Fermoy, Co. Cork, in May, 18.50, 
and was educated in the diocesan seminary of that town, afterwards going 
through sonie of his ecclesiastical course in France. He was ordained in 
his native diocese of Cloyne in 1873. He spent twelve years in missionary 
labour in Canada, and on his return became a curate in his native 
county, where he still serves. He had not written anything for publica- 
tion up ix> his fiftieth year. Since then a large number of his poems 
and essays have appeared, chiefly in the Cork Examiner and William 
O'Brien's Irish People. One of his pieces is a neat French version of 
"Father O'Flynn." His most important work, not yet published, is a 
version in hexameters of the first tivelve cantos of the "Inferno" of 

LINCOLN, HENRY S. — ^Repabation, or Sin Subdued by Love, a. legend of 
the olden time ; Stray Leaves from a Neglected Garden ; also the three 
first cantos of The Sdprejiact op the Mind, Dublin, 1884, 8vo. 

LINDSAY, ROBERT.— A friend and contemporary of Dean Swift, and an 
eminent Irish lawyer, who became a judge. B.A., T.O.D., 1700. He is de- 
scribed as " a polite and elegant scholar " and " an eminent pleader at the 
bar/' There are poems by him included in many editions of Swift's 
""Works," one of which is given in James Parton's "Humorous Poetry 
of the English Language." See Scott's ed. of Swift's "Works," vol. 14, 
pp. 237-245. He was one of Swift's executors, and was left a small legacy 
by "Stella." He became puisne judge of Common Pleas in February, 
1732, and died in 1743. 

LINN, REY. JOHN BLAIR.— Bourville Castle, a drama, 1797 ; The Death 
or Washington, a poem, 1800 ; The Powee of Genius, a poem in Ossianic 
style, Philadelphia, 1801, 8vo; second edition enlarged, Philadelphia, 1802, 
12mo; London, 1804, 8vo; Valehian, a narrative poem (published posthu- 
mously), Philadelphia, 1805, 4to. 

Of North of Ireland descent, and born in Pennsylvania on March 14, 
1777 ; died at Philadelphia, August 30, 1804. Wrote other works. 

poems, London, 1877, 8vo. 

These poems were dedicated to Lord Tennyson and met with much 
favour. Their author was born in Belfast on June 13, 1846, and was 
educated at Diocesan School, Downpatrick, and Belfast Academical Insti- 
tution, and after graduating, settled in London as a physician. He 
has edited the works and written the life of J. C. Prince, the poet, 
and has written a biography of his ancestor, William Lithgow, the eai'ly 
Scottish traveller and poet, besides some medical works. 

LITTLE, ELIZABETH MARY.— Persephone, and other poems, Dublin, 1884, 
8vo: Wild Myrtle, poems, London, 1898, 8vo; Poems, with portrait, 
Dublin, 12ino, 1909. 

Author of a few poems in The Academy, Pall Mall Gazette, Leisure 
Hour, and other high-class journals. Daughter of a Roscommon land- 
owner, and educated at Alexandra College, Dublin, where she distin- 
guished herself greatly. She was for some time a teacher in North 
London. Is represented in Mrs. Sharp's " Women's Voices " and other 
collections, such as " Dublin Book of Irish Verse," 1909, Died at Bray, 
May 5, 1909. 


LITTLE, PHILIP F. — A frequent contributor of verse to the Kew Ireland 
Beview and other Dublin periodicals. Is, I think, the son of the late 
Hon. E. Little, Premier of Newfoundland, a native of Dublin. 

LITTLE, WILLIAM SWAYNE.— Leisure Motmbnts, in prose and vett-se, 
Dublin, 1833, 12mo. 

Son of Thomas Little, M.R.I. A., a Trinity College man, and the B.A., 
T.C.D., 1827 or 1832. 

LITTLEDALE, KEY. RICHARD, LL.D.— Cakols fob Ohristmas, and Othek 
Seasons, 1863; People's Hymnal (edited by him), London, 1867; The 
Offices of the Sebvicb Books of the Holy Easteb, Church, London, 
1863, 8vo. 

This eminent theological writer was author of numerous hymns, many 
of which are to be found in above collections, and in Or by Shipley's " Lyra 
Bucharistioa " (1863), " Lyra Mystica," (1865) "Lyra Messianica " (1864), 
" The Eucharistio Hymnal " (1877), the Marquis of Bute's " Roman 
Breviary in English " (1879), " The Altar Hymnal " (1884), " Night Hours 
of the Church," "Priest's Prayer Book " (1864), etc., and many of them 
appeared in The Church Times, The Guardian, etc. There are over thirty 
of his hymns in " The People's Hymnal," over such signatures as 
"A.L.P." (A London Priest), "B.," " B.T.," "D.L.," ''F.," "F.R.," 
" L.," " P.C.E.," and " P.P.B.K." He was born in Dublin on Sept. 
14, 1833, and was the son of John Richard Littledale, of that city. Sch. 
T.C.D., 1852; B.A., 1855; M.A., 1858; LL.D., 1862. "Was ordained in the 
Church of England in 1856, and made D.C.L. of Oxford in 1862. He 
wrote a large number of books, controversial and otherwise and was a 
noted clergyman. He died on Jan,uary 11, 1890, in London. He was 
a contributor to Kottahos, and is represented in Rev. C. iRoger's " Child's 
Hymnal," and "Lyra Hibernica Sacra." 

LIVINGSTON, REY. WILLIAM.— Born in Co. Monaghan, Ooober, 1857, and 
went to U.S.A. in 1873. Educated at College of St. Francis Xavier, N.Y., 
and a seminary at Troy, and was ordained in 1887. In 1889 was appointed 
director of St. Joseph's Seminary, Troy, N.Y. Has written various 
poems for Catholic World, Ave Maria, Bosary, N.Y. Freeman's Journal, 

LLOYD, ARTHUR RICHARD.— Sblbeene, a poem, Paris, 1861, 8vo. 
Probably a, T.O.D. man, but not in Todd's list. 

LLOYD, ROBERT JONES, M.B.— Turkish Politics, a poetical trifle, Dublin, 
1828, 8vo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 182- ; M.A., 1830; M.B., 1833. 

LOCKE, JOHN. — A distinguished Irish-American poet, born near Callan, Co. 
Kilkenny, in 1847, and died at 296 Henry Street, New York, on January 
31, 1889, aged 42, leaving a widow: and one child. He was buried in 
Calvary Cemetery. One or two of hi spoems are well-known to readers of 
Irish- American poetry. In his early years he wi-ote verse for 
the Irishman and Irish People, of Dublin, sometimes over the 
signature of "The Southern Gael." He was arrested and im- 
prisoned in 1867 for participation in the rising, and after his release went 
to New York, where he settled down as a journalist, editing successively 
The Celtic Weeldy, Celtic Monthly, and The Citizen, and contributing 
constantly to them and to The Sunday Democrat. Boston Pilot, Irish- 
America/n, etc. He married Mary Cooney (q.v.) in 18B1. Hie has written 
one poem, expressive of the feelings of an Irish exile's return, that ranks 
very high in Irish poetry. It is entitled " Morning on the Irish Coast," 


and appeared first in an American paper in August, 1877. Many of 
Locke's shorter stories and some of his poems are in the Dublin Shamrock 
in the seventies and eighties. 

LOGAN, CORNELIUS AMBROSIUS.— Yankee Land, a play, 1834; The Wag 
OF Maine, a play, 1835 ; The Wool Dealer, a play, 1835 ; Astarte, adapted 
from Shelley's Cbnci ; A Hundred Years Hence, burlesque ; CHLORoronM, 
a comedy. 

Born of Irich Catholic parents in Baltimore, U.S.A., on May 4, 1806, 
and died on Ohio river ,near Wheeling, Va., on February 23, 1853. 
Was intended for the priesthood, but devoted himself to literature, and 
produced various plays, including burlesques, dramas, comedies, etc. He 
wrote some good poems, and is represented in Coggeshall's " Poets and 
Poetry of the West." See also James Rees' " Dramatic Authors of 

LONERGAN, THOMAS S.— Born at Mitohelstown, Co. Cork, in 1861. Was 
educated at Permoy and intended for the priesthood, but preferred com- 
merce and literature. Wrote poems in Young Irelatid, Cork Herald, etc., 
over signature of " Hibernicus." Went to U.S.A. in 1882, and for 
some years was in business in Boston and New York, but drifted into 
politics and journalism. Has written a good deal for the Irish- American 
papers, and is nowj I think, on the staff of New York World. In 1890 
he read a paper on John Boyle O'Reilly before the N.Y. Gaelic Society. 

LONG, REY. THOMAS, D.D. — Author of various verse-translations from the 
classics which appeared in Authologia Hihernica, 1793-4. 

LORIMER, JOHN G. — The Hermit oe Point Lepreaux, a poem, St. John's, 
Newfoundland, 1842. 

Was of North of Ireland parentage, and was born in St. John's, New- 
foundland, on May 10, 1807. He ^^■as a notable journalist in his colony, 
and founded and edited several papers. He died in November, 1897. See 
Morgan's " Canadian Men of the Time." 

LOUGHRAN, E. B. — ^An Irish-Australian poet represented in Douglas Sladen's 
" Australian Poets," 1890. There was an Bdmond Brenan Loughnan, 
who I ublishod a novel in 1871, and the similarity of the names suggests 
a possible connection. 

LOUGHRAN, REY. JOHN, D.D. — Memorabilia, a poem on the events of the 
24th of Julv, 1904, Dubhu, 1904. 

Commemorates the completion of Armagh Cathedral. 

LOYER, SAMUEL. — Songs and Ballads, London, 1839, 12mo; II Paddy 
Whack in Italia, an operetta in one act (Duncombe's British Theatre, 
1825, etc.), 12mo; The Happy Man, an extravaganza in one act (Web- 
ster's Acting National Drama, 1837, etc.), 12mo; The English Bijou 
Almanack for 1840, poetically illustrated by S. L., 1835, etc., 64mo; The 
Greek Boy, a musical drama in one act (Webster's Acting National 
Drama," 1837, etc.), 12mo; MacCarthy More, or. Possession Nine 
Points of the Law, a comic drama in two acts (Lacy's collection of plays, 
1850, etc.), 12mo ; The White Horse of the Peppers, a comic drama in 
two acts (Webster's Acting National Drama, 18S7, etc.), 12mo; Rory 
O'MoRB, a comic drama in three acts (Webster's Acting National Drama, 
1837, etc.), 12mo; The Lyrics of Ireland, edited and annotated by S. L., 
London, 1858, 8vo ; another edition, London, 1884, 8vo ; Rival Rhymes 
IN HoNotiR OF Burns (over signature of " Ben Trovato "), London, 1859, 
8vo; The Poetical Works of S.L., London, 1860, 8vo; Metrical Tales 


and other poems, illustrated, London, 1860, 4to ; Original Songs for the 
Volunteers, by S. L. and others, London, 1861, 12mo. 

This famous musician, painter, song writer and novelist was born in 
Dublin on February 24, 1797, and died in Jersey on July 6, 1868. He 
first studied art, and became notable as a miniature portrait-painter. 
He turned his talents to literature, however, and wrote stories like 
"Handy Andy," and " Rory OVMore," songs of sucli, popularity aa 
Barney O'Hea," "What will you do, love," "Widow Machree," "The 
Low-backed Car," "The Bowld Sojer Boy," "The Angel's Whisper," 
"The Whistling Thief," "The Land of the AVest," "Rory O'More," 
" I'm not myself at all," etc., and excellent dramatic pieces. He wrote 
altogether about 300 songs, and composed the music for most of them. He 
wrote largely for the leading periodicals, and edited The Dublin National 
Magazine and Saturday Magazine. In Richard Ryan's " Poets and 
Poetry " (3 vols., 1826), there are one or two uncollected poems by him. 
There are two poor biographies of him — by A. J. Symington and Bayle 
Bernard. His stories were edited by the present writer, in six volumes, 
some years ago. 

LOYETT, RICHARD. — The Bastard, a tragedy in verse. 

This work was perhaps not published. Lovett was an Irishman, who, 
after he wrote this play, seemingly emigrated to America. There is a 
poem addressed to him by James Sterling (q.v.) in Concanen's collection of 
pieces, 1724. 

LOWRY, JAMES MOODY.— A Book of Jousts (edited by J. M. L.), London, 
1888, 8vo; A Lay of Kilcock, and other poems, Dublin, 1906. 

Some very clever pieces by this writer in above collection of poems by 
T.C.D. men, and a few others by him will be found in his " Keys at 
Home," a little work published by him soon after. He was born in 
Dublin in 1848, being the son of the late T. Kennedy Lowry, Q.C., and 
was educated at T.C.D. , where he graduated B.A. 1871. Is a barrister 
in Dublin, and writes occasionally for the press. Has written verse for 
National Observer (London), and contributed some of the "Celebrities 
at Home " series to The World. He also wrote for the BxMin TJniverxitij 

LOWRY, SAMUEL.— Poetic Lispings (over signature of "Robin"), Belfast, 
1872, 8vo. 

Was the son of James Lowry, a Belfast watchmaker, and was a con- 
tributor to Belfast Weel-hj .Y?ic.s-, etc. Killed by a fall from his horse 
in 1876. 

LOWTH, PATRICK. — Controversial Letters in Rhyme, between two 
country schoolmasters in the Co. of Meath, Trim, 1839, 8vo. 

Lowth was a Protestant schoolmaster of Skryne ; his correspondent, 
Thomas J. Browne, was a Catholic, of Johnstown. See under T.J. 

LUBY, CATHERINE.— The Spirit of the Lakes, or Muckross Abbey, 
a poem in three cantos, with explanatory notes, London, 1822, 8vo ; 
another edition, 1823, 8vo ; Father Mathew, or Irel.vnd as she' is, a 
national poem, etc., Dublin, 184.5, 12mo. 

Among the subscribers to her first volume are John Bertridge Clarke, 
Sch. T.C.D., Miss Crumpe (the novelist?), Thomas Luby, Esq., T.C.D. (her 
cousin). Lady Morgan, Daniel O'Connell, George Pepper, Esq. Miss 
Battier, etc. Lived in Killarney when she published her second' work, 
but was a Tipperary woman, being a relative of T. C. Luby, the Fenian ' 


LUBY, JOHN. — The Book of the Season, Liberal Rhymes fob LiBEKAt 
Times, Glasgow, 188 — ; Poems, Glasgow, 188 — . 

The above small pamphlets, the first political and Irish^ the second 
religious, were published by the author himself, who was a stationer and 
bookseller. He was the son of Leitrim parents, was born in Glasgow fifty 
years ago, and was a cripple from birth. He wrote a good deal of verse 
for various Irish and Scotch Catholic papers, and many of his pieces 
appeared in The People's Journal (Dundee), The Weekly News (Dundee), 
The Glasgow Observer, The Glasgow Weekly Mail, etc. Hte was related 
to T. C. Luby, the Fenian leader. 

LUCAS, HENRY. — The Teaks of Alnwick, a pastoral elegy on the death of 
the Duchess of Northumberland, London, 1777, 4to; A Visit from the 
Shades, a poem, London, 1778, 4to; The Earl of Somerset, a. tragedy, 
and other pieces, London, 1779; Poems to her Majesty, etc., London, 
1779, 4to ; The Cypress Wreath, an elegio-heroic poem, London, 1782,. 
4to; A Pastoral Elegy, London, 1786; Coelina, a mask, London, 1795, 

Son of the famous Irish patriot. Dr. Charles Lucas, and born about 
1740. Sch. T.C.D., 1757; B.A., 1759; M.A., 1762. Was a student at 
Middle Temple, London, and died in June, 1802. 

LUTTON, ANNE. — Poems on Moral and Religious Subjects, Dublin, 1829, 
8vo ; another edition. New York, 1842, 8vo. 

Born at Moira, Co. Down, on December 16, 1791, and died August 
22, 1881, at Bristol. She was a notable Wesleyan Methodist, and her 
biography was published in 1882 over the title of " Memorials of a Con- 
secrated Life " (with portrait). Her poems show some feeling. 

LUTTRELL, HENRY. — Lines written at Ampthill Park, London, 1819, 4to ; 
Advice to Julia, verse with notes, new edition, London, 1820, 12mo ;. 
Letters to Julia, in rhyme, etc., London, 1822, 8vo; Crockford House, 
a, rhapsody in two cantos, also A Rhymer in Rome, London, 1827, 8vo. 

This celebrated wit was born in Dublin, probably in 1766 or 1767, as 
Moore says in the introduction to his " Diary and Correspondence " 
(edited by Lord John Russell) that he was about two years older than 
Wellington, who was born in 1769. He was of a well-to-do family, it is 
practically certain, and he is said to have been a natural son of Lord' 
Carhampton. He was a member of the Irish Parliament, and it is not 
known exactly when he settled in London, but it was doubtless soon after 
the Union. In London he moved in the highest society, and was one of 
the most familiar and frequent visitors to Holland House, and other 
social centres, and is constantly referred to in memoirs of the period, 
especially in Thomas Moore's, where there are numerous references to him, 
with anecdotes, poems, etc. He wrote verse for The Times during 1826 
and 1827, which is difficult to trace, and Moore says he asked for no 
remuneration for his contributions, as he clearly wrote merely for past- 
time. In Thei. Keepsake for 1829" there are a couple of poems by him, 
and he is represented in Iiocker's " Lyra Elegantiarum "and similar col- 
lections. Though Luttrell was well known to all the eminent men of his 
day, who foregathered at Holland House, or Gore House, very little that 
is definite is known about his life. He had a, great reputation as a wit 
and poet, and his writings are exceedingly clever. He may possibly 
have written "Mayfair," a poem attributed wrongly to Dr. 
Croly (q.v.). He died in Brompton Square, London, on December 
19, 1851. There is an article on Luttrell by Austin Dobson in St. 
James's Magazine, vol. 42, p. 43, under the title of " A Forgotten Poet." 
He is mentioned in nearly all the memoirs of the early Victorian period. 



GronoWj in liis "Reminiscences." says he was the Luttrell mentioned by 
" Junius." He says he saw him in Paris in 1849, and even at his then age 
he was delightful. He is said to have married a second time after 1849. 
As the index to Moore's " Diary " is so imperfect, I may give here the 
references I have myself noted in writing of Luttrell in " Irish Wits 
and Humourists" :— Vol. 2, pp. 194, 225, 259, 264, 266-7, 274, 300, 326, 337; 
Vol. 3, pp. 1S7, 138, 240, 241, 244, 245, 248, 251, 253, 299, 302, 348; 
Vol. 4, pp. 53, 72, 85, 195, 237, 238, 239, 240, 321; Vol. 5, pp. 107, 112, 
113, 114, 118, 119, 120, 123, 126, 128, 132, 134, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155, 
280, 295, 319, 320; Vol. 6, pp. 8, 36, 50, 60, 100, (note) 159, 182, 190, 
204, 218, 251, 360, 286, 321-22; Vol. 7, pp. 5, 25, 51-52, 85, 137, 157, 
217, 227, 245, (249), 312. 

LYDDAL, DAYID. — Theatric Essays . The Prompter or Elementary 
Hints to Young Actors, a didactic poem, etc., 72 pp., Dublin, 1810, 8vo; 
reprinted with additions, 1820; another edition, Dublin, 1831, 8vo. 

LYDDY, DANIEL R.— Born in Limerick in 1842, and educated at Jesuit 
College, Crescent House, in that city. Went to U.S.A. during the Civil 
War, but returned to Ireland for a time, finally settling in New York 
in 1867. Was called to the American Bar in 1870, and obtained great 
success, and might have been a judge if he had wished. " The Poetry 
and Song of Ireland," edited by J. B. O'Reilly, which gives some of his 
poems, says he founded three journals, wrote several novels, and also 
some fugitive verse of merit. He died in New York of pneumonia on 
November 27, 1887. 

LYNCH, ARTHUR. — ^Religio Athletae, prose and verse, London, 1895, 8vo ; 
A Koran of Love, London, 1895 ; Prince Azrebl, a poem, London, 1911. 
Author of a vigorous work on "Modern Authors," and one or two 
other books, and now engaged in journalism. He is an Irish-Australian, 
born near Ballarat in 1861, and was educated at Melbourne University 
and at Paris and Berlin. Qualified as an engineer, but took up journalism 
and represented the Daily Mail in Paris for some time. Acted as war 
correspondent in Ashanti in 1896, and took part in the Boer War against 
England. For this he was tried and sentenced to death in 1903, a sen- 
tence commuted after some years. Has been M.P. for West Clare since 
1909. Has recently taken out his medical degree. 

LYNCH, B. — ^Richard and Jane, a legendary tale in verse, 3 parts, Dublin, 
1777, 8vo. 

LYNCH, DANIEL. — Born in 1855 at Dirreen, near Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry, and 
partly educated at national school of latter place, proceeding to Marl- 
borough Street College, Dublin, where he was under Dr. P. W. Joyce 
(q.v.). Has written many poems, both in Irish and in English, chiefly 
in The Nation, Gaelic Journal, DundaVk Democrat, etc. He has also 
translated some well-known lyrics into Irish, and his success as a poet 
has been practically obtained in that language. He was some years ago 
preparing for the Press a small collection of original Irish poetry. He 
was a National Teacher at Dunleer, Co. Louth. 

LYNCH, FRANCIS. — The Independent Patriot, or Mttsioal Folly, a comedy, 
London, 1737, 8vo (acted at Lincoln's Inn Theatre) ; The Man of 
Honour, a comedy, — . 

LYNCH, MRS. HENRY ( ?) . — Lays of the Sea, and other poems (over signa- 
ture of " Personne "), 1846, 16mo; second edition, London, 1850, 8vo; 
Songs of the Evening Land, and other poems, London, 1861, 12mo ; The 
Sabbaths of the Year, hymns for children, London, 1864, 8vo. 
Also various stories. 

LTNCH, J. D. — Pbiesi and Poet, and other poems, Dublin, 1882. 

LYNCH, JAMES DANIEL.— Irish-American poet, born in Mecklenburgh, Co. 
Virginia, on January 6, 1836, and author of various poems, some of which 
were popular. He was first an officer in U.S. Army, but gave it up for 
law. Wrote books on "Bench and Bar in Mississippi" (1881), and 
" Bench and Bar of Texas " (1885). May be still living. 

LYNCH, JAMES. — The Temperance Harp, or Principles op Teetoxalism, 
verse, Londonderry, 1846, 8vo. 

LYNCH, MICHAEL.— Born in Cork city December 19, 1852, and taken to 
Boston (Mass.) in the following year. After receiving an elementary 
education, he was apprenticed to a plasterer, and still works at that trade. 
He has written much verse for Boston Pilot, Celtic Magazine (New York), 
and other periodicals, generally over the signature of " Lamech." 

LYNCH, PATRICK. — The Classical Student's Metrical Mnemonics, con- 
taining, in familiar verse, all the necessary definitions and rules of the 
English, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew languages, Dublin, 1817, 12mo ; An 
East Introduction to Practical Astronomy, and the Use oe the Globes, 
including in mnemonic verses and rhyming couplets, as the most effectual 
means hitherto invented for assisting the memory — the necessary axioms, 
definitions, and rules of Chronology, Algebra, and Trigonometry, with 
the prognostics of the weather, etc., etc., Dublin, 1817, 12mo. 

The above works are exceedingly curious and interesting on account of 
the cleverness displayed in the smooth verse in which instruction is con- 
veyed. The author is described as Secretary to the Gaelic Society on the 
title-pages, and wrote a "Life of St. Patrick " (1828), and "An Intro- 
duction to the Knowledge of the Irish Language as now Spoken " (1815). 
Born near Quin, Co. Clare, on March 17, 1757. Educated near 
Ennis under Donogh an Charrain. He learned Greek, Latin and Hebrew 
through the medium of Irish, his celebrated master knowing no English. 
After leaving this academy, he was kept at the plough for five years and 
then became a tutor. He went to Carrick-on-Suir, and stayed there some 
years, teaching, and there established, it is said, the first printing press 
of the town, from which he printed several books, including " The Chrono- 
scope," "A Pentaglot Grammar" (comparing Greek, Latin, Hebrew, 
English and Irish). He finally went to Dublin, and was employed by the 
Record Commission. He wrote a " Life of Cblumbkille," and at the time 
of his death, about 1830, was engaged upon, or had projected, a comple- 
tion of Haliday's translation of Keating's History, a version of Colgan's 
" Acta Sanctorum Hibernise," and a, "Geographical and Statistical Hist. 
of Ireland." 

LYNCH, R. ADOLPHUS. — A resident of Killarney, and probably a native 
of Kerry, whose verse is quoted in Croker's " Legends of the Lakes " — a 
work founded on the MSS. of Lynch. 

LYNCH, S. E. (?). — Miscellaneous Rhymes, Exeter, 1870, 8vo. 

LYNCH. T. J. — A poet who contributed to the Irish Press, and is represented 
in Hayes' " Ballads of Ireland" by one piece, but I have not been able to 
discover any particulars about him. 

LYNCH, REY. THOMAS TOOK. — The Rivulet, a contribution to sacred 
song, London, 1855, 8vo ; second edition, 1856, 8vo ; enlarged edition, 


London, 1868 (contains 167 hymns by him); Songs Coxthovebsial (over 
pseudonym of "Silent Long"), London, 1856. 

Author of many prose works, religious in character and subject. One 
of the most popular of hymn-writers. He was the son of a surgeon of 
Dunmow, Essex, named John Burke Lynch, and was born at that place 
on July 5, 1818. He was congregational minister at Mornington Chapel, 
Hampstead Road, London, and died in that city on May 9, 1871. A. 
memoir of him was published after his death. 

LYNCH, W. B. — The Woeld Desckibed, in easy verse, etc., New York and 
Baltimore, 1822, 12mo. 

LYNESS, BENJAMIN. — Okakge and Love, poems and songs on different sub- 
jects, Belfast, 1842, 12mo ; John Baeleycorn, and other Poems, Belfast,. 

Was, I believe, a policeman in Belfast. His first volume is addressed 
from Coalislaud, Co. Tyrone. His second volume consists of temperance 

LYNESS, WILLIAM. — A poet of this name, of Killead, Co. Antrim, is said to 
have published a volume of poems in 1853, but I cannot discover anything 
about it. He may be the preceding writer. 

LYNN, ADAM. — Random Rhymes fkae Cullybackey, Belfast, 1911. 

The author was born in the village of Cullybackey, Co. Antrim, and 
from the age of 13 has worked in a linen mill. The pieces are mostly in 
Antrim dialect, and most of them first appeared in Ballymena papers. 

" LYNX."— Failings in the Field, Dublin, 1857. 

A poetical satire on the Irish Established Church. 

LYONS, REY. JAMES GILBORNE, LL.D. — Poems, sacred and miscellaneous, 
Dublin, 1831 ; Christian Songs, translations, and other poems, Phila- 
delphia, 1861, 8vo. 

Born in Ireland (probably Dublin) about 1800, and educated at T.C.D.,. 
where he graduated B.A., 1836; LL.B., 1838; M.A. and LL.D., 1842- 
Entered the ministry of the Cluirch of England and went to America in 
1844. In 1846 he went to Philadelphia, where he officiated. He had 
charge of a classical school at Radnor, Pa, and at Haverford in the same 
State. He died at latter place on January 2, 1868. His best-knoTjn poem,. 
" The Triumphs of our Language." was frequently reprinted, and is trans- 
lated into German in Dr. Karl Elze's " Nach Westen." 

LYONS, SAMUEL. — Pieces or Original Poetry, national, descriptive and 
amusing, with a few songs, Belfast, 1817 ; Belfast, a poem, Belfast, 1822, 
8vo ; Original Poetry-, containing examples of ancient and modera 
patriotism, with several other poems, Belfast, 1831, 8vo. 

LYONS, WILLIAM F. — A writer of this name contributed verse to the 
Southern Reporter, of Cork, previous to 1849, in which year a selection of 
the verse from its columns was published there under the title of " Echoes 
from Parnassus." Lyons is represented in this selection. He edited the 
" Speeches of Thomas F. Meagher " some years later, and wrote a memoir 
of that orator, and other things. He finally went to U.S.A., and became 
an officer in the American army. 

LYSAGHT, EDWARD.— Poems, Dublin, 1811, 12mo. 

Born at Brickhill, Co. Clai-e, on December 21, 1763, being the son of 
John Lysaght, of Bunratty. He was educated at Rev. Patrick Hare's, 
school at Cashel, and had as a school-fellow the future ecclesiastical his- 


torian, Dr. John Lanigan, and entered T.C.D. abovit 1779. He pro- 
ceeded to Oxford, where he was incorporated at St. Edmund's Hall, on 
October 19, 1787, and graduated M.A., 1788. He entered the Middle 
Temple, London, as a student, and was called to the Bar in 1788. He 
did not make much impression as an advocate in London, and consequently 
settled in Dublin, where he was better known as a bon vivant than as 
a lawyer. His reputation as a poet and wit was very great, and many 
good sayings and clever songs were attributed to him, which were not 
always his. " Donnybrook Fair," "The Sprig of Shillelagh," "The 
"Rakes of Mallow," "Kitty of Coleraine,' etc., were all given as his 
without reason. The authors of the first two are known (See Code and 
O 'Flaherty in the present work). Lysaght, however, wrote good songs, 
which are not all included in the volume collected and edited by Dr. 
Griffin, Bishop of Limerick, who was afraid of giving his stronger political 
pieces. According to a writer in Freeman's Journal of February 26, 1909, 
Lysaght died February 28, 1809, leaving a widow and two daughters, and 
his popularity may be guaged from the fact that about £2,000 weis collected 
for his family. He is usually stated to have died in 1810. One of his 
daughters was a clever musician, and set some of his songs to music. 
According to Sir Jonah Barrington, whose statement is not worth much, 
Lysaght wrote several of the songs in Leonard McNally's " Sherwood 
Forest." In Dublin and Iiondon Magazine for 1827, page 34, there is a 
piece of his entitled " Carrigmannon, " and not generally known. Several 
of his poems are in " Harmonica," Cork, 1818. See Sir Jonah Barrington's 
"Personal Recollections," and Fitzpatrick's biography of Dr. Lanigan 
for further particulars. In Stubb's "History of Dublin University," p. 
331, is an unpublished poem by him. 

liYSAGHT, SIDNEY ROYSE.— A Modern Ideal, a dramatic poem, London, 
1886, 8vo ; Poems of the Unknown Wat, London, 1901 ; Horizons and 
Landmarks, poems, 1911. 

Is, I believe, a manufacturer in the English provinces. He has written 
some clever novels, and is represented as a poet in " Dublin Book of Irish 
Verse." He is the eldest son of T. R. Lysaght, of Mintinna, Co. Cork. 

liYSTER, C. — Summer Trifles, in verse, Dublin, 1779, 12mo. 

LYSTER, C. GEORGE.— Songs by the Wayside, Dublin, 1896, sq. 12mo. 

LYTTLE, WESLEY GUARD.— Robin's Readings, eight volumes, 18—. 

Born April 15, 1844, at Newtownards, Co. Down, and self-educated. 
Was known all over Ulster as "Robin," author of a great iiumber of poems 
and sketches in the dialect of a Downshire farmer, which he used to give 
as public readings in that character. These entertainments were enor- 
mously popular, and the eight volumes of "Robin's Readings" ran 
through various editions. Lyttle also published some stories, such as 
" Sons of the Sod," " The Smugglers of Strangford Lough," and " Betsy 
Gray, a Tale of '98." He was successively a junior reporter, a school 
teacher, a lecturer on Dr. Corry's "Irish Diorama," a teacher of short- 
hand (having been, perhaps, the first to teach it publicly in Belfast), 
an accountant, u. newspaper proprietor, editor, and printer. He started 
The Horth Down and- Bangor Gazette, a strong Liberal and Home Rule 
paper, in 1880. He died on November 1, 1896. 



M., E. A.— Poems, Newry, 1868, 16mo. 

M., E. B. — Poems wbitten in a Workhouse, Dublin, 1856, 12mo. 

M., F. W. — Verses Descripiive oe the Giaxt's Causeway, Yarmouth, 1845, 

M., H. — A frequent contributor to Watty Cox's Irish Magazine, 1808, etc. 
Evidently a Meath man. 

M., J. C. — Waking Dreams, with illustrations, designed and etched on stone 
by the author. Post 8vo, London, 1839. 

This volume consists of short stories mixed with historical and romantic 
ballads. The etchings are printed by J. W. Allen, 16 Trinity Street, 
Dublin. Portions of the prose stories are in Irish dialect, and portions in 
Scottish dialect. In the story entitled " Old Nick," which is merely the 
setting of a well-known tradition of Redmond O'Hanlon, the writer in 
his guise of narrator of the incident describes himself as a native of the 
southern part of Ireland. 

M., J. — ^A writer thus signing himself, and described as a schoolmaster in the 
parish of DrumsaiUach, contributed some " Sentimental Rambles in 
Ulster " to Belfast Magazine, 1825, and gives in them a well-known poem 
sometimes quoted in anthologies and entitled " Shane Dymas' Daughter," 
as his own. Possibly Joseph Magiu (q.v.) may have used these initials. 
There was also a "J. M." (of Ardee) among the poetical contributors to 
Walker's Hihernian Magazine for 1770, etc. 

M., M. E.— See Martin, M. E. 

M., R. — Elegy on the De.ath or the Rev. J. Murphy, D.D., Dublin, 1753, 

This is included in an " Account of the Life and Character of Rev. 
J. M.," by a "Rev. Father J. K." 

M., E. — There are seven poems by a writer with these initials in Concanen's 
collection of miscellaneous poems, 1724, 8vo. He is there stated to have 
"corrected some verses" of Concanen's. 

M., E. G. — See under Moouey, R. G. 

M., E. J. — See under Martin, R. J. 

M., S. — A Mass in the Mountains (prose story), with poems, Dublin, 1881, 8to. 

M., T. — A Collection oe Miscellaneous Poems, two volumes, Dublin, 1721, 

Perhaps these were only edited by T. M., whose name has been given 

as Mosse. 

M E, J. — The Last Days of the Corporation, a political drama, Dublin, 


MoABOY, MARY R. T. ( ?) .— Roseheath Poems, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1884, 


MoAFEE, REV. DANIEL. — O'Connell and the Wesleyans . . . with Babylon 
Fallen, a poem in. 32 stanzas, Cork, 1839, 8vo. 

The father of following writer. A Wesleyan minister, and author of 
various religious books written between 1823 and 1872, about which time 
he died. 

MoAFEE, J. P., M.D.— Son of Rev. D. McAfee, a Wesleyan minister. Died 
at Port Philip on May 16, 1859, after a voyage to Melbourne. He is 
included in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra." 

MoALEESE, DANIEL. — An Ulster journalist, who, soon after 1848, was a con- 
tributor of verse to Nation over the signatures of " Ossian " and 
" Ruadh." Born in the early thirties at Randalstown, Co. Antrim, where 
his father was a shoemaker, a trade he himself followed for a while after 
leaving the local National school. In his youth he wrote verse for Denis 
Holland's Ulsterman (Belfast), and also for the Tipperary Leader and 
Glasgow Free Press. Sometimes he wrote over his initials reversed,. 
" M. D.," in the Nation and other papers. After a few years at shoemak- 
ing he joined the staff of Ulster Observer, edited by A. J. McKenna (q.v.), 
first as reader, then as reporter, and finally a sub-editor. He was after- 
wards with McKenna on the Northern Star, and subsequently on the Ulster 
Examiner. During this latter engagement he was fined £250 and sent to 
gaol for four months for contempt of court. About 1874 he started the 
Belfast Vindicator, a weekly, and also an evening paper, The Citizen. 
Giving them up in 1876 he went to Monaghan, where he founded the 
People's Advocate, which he edited and owned till his death. In 1885-86 
he also edited the Belfast Morning News. His three sons and two 
daughters were also engaged on the staff or in the composing room of his 
various papers. Some of his poems are of exceptional merit. He wrote 
poems for Dundalk Democrat, People's Advocate, and Belfast Northern 
Star also. In a little collection of poems entitled "The Red Hand of Ulster," 
published in Monaghan some years ago, there are six pieces by him, and in 
a second series, published by him in Belfast a little later, there are two 
others. He was M.P. for North Monaghan from 1895 to his death. He 
died December 1, 1900, aged 67. 

MACALISTER, JOSEPH ( ?) .— Winkeleied, a tragedy, translated from 

Voelcker, 1837, 8vo. 
" MoALLA." — Rhymes op the Roadside, Dublin, 1881. 

McANALLT, HENRY. — ^Effusions aeter Toil, poems, Glasgow and London, 

A poetical contributor to the National papers some years ago, while 
living at Partick, Scotland. One of his pieces is in McAleese's " Red Hand 
of Ulster," mentioned above. He formerly worked in a shipbuilding yard 
at Dumbarton, and afterwards at Partick, but went to America, and some 
years ago was employed by a railway company in Chicago. 

McARDLE, JOHN F. — Moods and Tenses, verse (?), — . 

A sometime well-known Irishman of Liverpool. Wrote " Aladdin " for 
Surrey Theatre, 1879-80; "Robinson Crusoe" for Covent Garden, 1876- 
77; " Sinbad " for several theatres, 1880-81; "Dick Whittingtou " for 
Manchester Theatre Royal, 1879-80; "Bound the Clock," an extrava- 
ganza, had a wonderful run, almost unprecedented. Born in Liverpool 
in 1841. Intended for a priest, and educated at Ushaw College. At twenty 
he was editor of Catholic Times, also of two satirical papers, The Mohawk 
and Pan. Was also editor of The Porcupine, and later of Weekly News, 
Dublin. He wrote also for the stage, producing pantomimes, extrava- 
ganzas, songs, such as " Mr. Quips was a Quaker," and other such things. 
He died in Liverpool, February 21, 1883. 


McARTHUR, SIR WILLIAM.— Bom at Malin, Co. Donegal, July 6, 1809, 
and died on November 16, 1887. Was for some years M.P. for Lambeth, 
and subsequently Lord Mayor of London, 1880-1881. According to his 
" Life," by Rev. Thomas McCuIlagh, 1891, he wrote a good deal of verse. 

MACARTNEY, CHARLES JUSTIN. — The Vow, a comic opera in two acts, 
with songs, Sheffield, 1802 (?), 8vo. 

MACARTNEY, GEORGE (EARL). — This famous statesman and diplomatist, 
whose name is chiefly remembered through his mission to China, wrote 
some verse, some interesting lines of his to the Shannon being quoted in 
Croker's "Popular Songs of Ireland." Hie was born in Co. Antrim, 
May 14, 1737, and was created a viscount in 1792, and an earl in 1794. 
He died on March 31, 1806. 

MACARTNEY, THOMAS J. — A Bid eor the Laureateship (poems), London, 
1889, 8vo. 

An Irishman, I believe, and an army officer. 

MACAULAY, JOHN, LL.D. — TJxanimity, a poem, London, 1780, 4to ; second 
edition, ditto, ditto ; The Genius of Ireland, a masque, in three acts, 
and in prose and verse, London, 1785, 8vo ; MoNODy on the Death oe the 
Late Duke or Rutland, second edition, Dublin, 1787, 8vo; Moxody on 
the Death of Lady Arabella Denny, Dublin, 1792, 8vo ; Verses Occa- 
sioned BY the Death of the Late Unfortunate Louis XVI., Dublin, 1798. 
He was the son of Rev. John Macaulay, was born about 1755, and was a 
member of the Royal Irish Academy. One of the name graduated B.A., 
T.C.D., 1802; LL.B., 1807; LL.D., 1809, and B.A. at Oxford in 1801. 

MACAULEY, ELIZABETH WRIGHT.— Marmion, a melodrama, performed 
at Theatre Royal, Dublin, and Cork, 1811 ; Poetical Effusions, 
etc., London, 1812, 8vo; second and third edition, ditto, ditto. 

Authoress of various works, including " Tales of the Drama," 1822. 
She also wrote " The Difficulties and Dangers of a Theatrical Life," Dub- 
lin, 1810. She died suddenly at York, in March, 1837, aged 52. See Vol. 
4 of Oxberry's " Dramatic Biography." She was an actress as well as an 

MoAULIFPE, MICHAEL AUGUSTINE.— A verse-writer, who died on Sep- 
tember 1, 1849, aged 29, having been an invalid since his thirteenth 
year. He was the son of a Limerick man, named Thomas McAulifEe, but 
born in Cork. He had intended to collect his poems in a volume, but 
died before his desire could be carried into effect. Such verse as he pub- 
lished appeared in The Cork Southern Beporter during editorship of M. 
J. Barry (q.v.). 

" McBLAB, THADY."— See James Martin. 

MoBLAIN, WILLIAM.— Astronomy, a poetical essay, Belfast, 1819, 8vo. 

McBRIDE, JOHN. — The Agitator, containing various poems expressive of the 
wrongs, triumphs, and persecutions of Poor Erin, Dublin, 1828, 8vo ; Thb 
Anti-Union Melodist, a collection of original patriotic poems and songs, 
Dublin, 1832, 8vo ; The Irish Volunteers, a collection of interesting 
poems and national lyrics, Dublin, third edition, 1883, 8vo (with portrait 
of O'Connell, engraved by J. McB.); The O'Connellitb, or Patriot's 
Companion, a collection of patriotic, lyric and national poems, — ; 
Victoria Regina, a congratulatory national poem in two cantos, Belfast, 
1839, 8vo. 


JIoBRIDE, NEIL. — Blatha Fbaoic (Heather Blossoms), songs in English and 
Irish, Dublin, 1905 (with preface by Stephen Gwynn). 

A Donegal poet, who writes over signature of " Edirb Cam Lien " (his 
name reversed) in Berry People, etc. 

McBURNEY, WILLIAM B. — There has been much mystery about a poet of 
this name who wrote over the pen-name of " Carroll Malone " in The 
Nation in its earlier days. In the copy of Hayes' " Ballads of Ireland " 
in the Forster Library, South Kensington Museum, which is slightly anno- 
tated by C. G. Dufify, his name is given as James " McBirnie." Cushing's 
" Dictionary of Pseudonyms^' calls him " M. McBurney." It is said he was 
originally a doctor •in Belfast. Hayes' " Ballads of Ireland " suggests 
that "Carroll Malone" and " Pontiac " were signatures of the same 
author, but John Boyle ( q.v.) was undoubtedly the latter. The fact is, 
as Mr. Francisi Nugent, of Pebody, Mass., U.S.A., has pointed out, the 
writer's name is as given above. He went to America in 1845, and wrote 
poems for the Boston Pilot in that and subsequent years, over the signa- 
ture of " Carroll Malone." He is believed to have died in 1892. His 
poems are often excellent, and many attempts have been made to pierce 
his identity in consequence. 

KcCABE, ANDREW. — Born near Virginia, Co. Cavan, June, 1831, and ten 
years later went with his parents to U.S.A., settling fir^t in Philadelphia, 
where he was educated. In 1857 he went to Milwaukee, Wis., and was 
still living there in 1893. He has not written very many poems. In the 
Magazine, of Poetry for April, 1893, there is a notice of him, with a few 
of his pieces. 

MoCABE, JAMES DABNEY.— Born at Richmond, Va., U.S.A., in 1842, and 
was -the author of numerous popular books. He also wrote three plays, 
which were performed at Biohmond in 1862-3, and some war-songs, some 
of which became popular, notably " The Sword of Harry Lee." He died 
in 1883. 

MoCABE, REY. JOHN COLLINS.— Scraps (verse), Richmond, Va., 1865. 

An Irish-American poet and contributor to the Press. Born in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, on November 12, 1810, and died in Chambersburg, Pa., 
February 26, 1875. 

McCABE, RICHARD. — ^A contributor of a good deal of verse to the Drogheda 
Argus, of which he was for some time the foreman printer. Born in 
Drogheda early in the nineteenth century, and died there about 1865. He 
set up a printing establishment of his own some years before his death. 
In the 1855 supplement to the Argvs devoted to Drogheda poets there are 
various poems of his. 

JffcCABE, WILLIAM BERNARD. — A well-known Catholic author and journa- 
list of the early nineteenth century, who wrote verse over his initials in 
the Dublin Press of about 1825-40. He was doubtless the " W. B. M." 
who wrote various poems for the Irish Monthly Magazine of 1832-34. He 
was born in Dublin on November 23, 1801, and in 1823 joined the staff 
of Dublin Morning Register as a reporter. In 1833 he became a member 
of the staff of the London Morning Chronicle, and from 1835'i to 1850 was 
connected with Morning Eierald. From 1852 to 1857 he edited the Dublin 
Telegraph for Cardinal Wiseman. He was the author of several novels, a 
couple of historical works, and died at Donnybrook on December 8, 1891. 

MoCAPFERY, MICHAEL J. A.— The Siege op Spoleto, a Camp Tale of 
Arlington Heights, in verse. New York, 1864. 

An Irish- American poet, represented in Connolly's " Household Library 
of Ireland's Poets," where his name is erroneously given as " McCafferty." 


MoCALL, JOHN.— Born at Oomnorej Co. Carlow, in 1820. Contributed 
stories and sketches to DvJblin Journal of Temperance, Science and Litera- 
ture (1842-3), Argus (1844), Irish National Guard (1847), Catholic Advocate 
(1850), and Belfast People's Journal (1851). Much verse by him appeared 
in VuUin Commercial Journal, Gentleman's Journal, Family E}erald,. 
Budget, Young Folks, Penny Dispatch, Young Ireland, Nation, Sham- 
rock, Weekly Freemun, etc. A good deal of his poetical work was con- 
tributed to the Irish almanacs from 1848, and he has edited three of 
them. He generally signed his productions " Scrutator." He was the 
chief authority on the Irish almanacs, past and present, and "The History 
of the Irish Almanacks," by Edward Evans, w^s based on his collections 
of material. He was the author of a small biography of James Clarence 
Mangan, reprinted from Young Ireland about 1886, and of " The Antiqui- 
ties and History of Cluain-Mor Maedhoc, now Clonmore," Dublin, 1862 
(printed for the author). He died on January 18, 1902, aged 81. He was 
a mine of information about old Dublin and Dublin periodicals. He 
wrote several biographies for Young Ireland and Irish Emerald, such as 
those of James Price (q.v.), Joseph L'Estrange (g.v.), James Martin 
(q-v.), etc. 

McCALL, JOHN C. — The Troubadoubs, and other poems, Philadelphia, 1822 ; 
Fleueette, and other rhymes, 1828. 

MoCALL, PATRICK JOSEPH.— Irish Noinins, poems, Dublin, 1894, 12mo; 
Songs oe Eeinn, Dublin, 1899, 12mo ; Pulse oe the Baeds, poems, Dublin, 
1904, 12mo; Ieish Fieesidb Songs, Dublin, 1912, 8vo. 

A contributor of very racy original poems and translations from the 
Irish, to Irish papers, especially Nation, Young Ireland, United Ireland^ 
Shamrock, Weekly Freeman, Weekly Irish Times, Sinn Fein, over his full 
name or signature of " Cavellus." He wrote first for Young Folks. He 
is the son of the John McCall mentioned above, and was born in Dublin, 
March 6, 1861, and was educated at Catholic University School, Leeson 
Street, Dublin. He has published an interesting little topographical and 
anecdotal book on the Dublin Liberties, and a volume of admirable Irish 
legends, " The Fenian Nights' Entertainments," which first appeared 
in the Shamrock. He is one of the best of the modern Irish poets. 

MoCALL, REY. WILLIAM. — Published a volume of poems in Belfast many 
years ago, but I have been unable to obtain the title or date of the work. 
He was the son of Bobert McCall, of Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and was born 
there on April 17, 1821, and graduated B.A., T.C.D. He wrote for 
various Ulster papers over the signature of " Lamh Dhearg." He be- 
came finally rector of St. Mary Axe, and of St. George's, Tufnell Park, 
London, and died on June 30, 1881. 

McCALLIN, JOHN.— The Path op Light, etc., a poem, Belfast, 1860; Thd. 
Sage op the Causeway, a poem, Belfast, 1861. 

The author wasi a blind man, who hawked his productions through 
Belfast about fifty years ago. He wrote an elegy on the famous Rev. Dr. 
Cooke, of Belfast, which had a very large sale. 

McCANN, GEORGE.— Poems, Belfast, 1820, 8vo. 

MoCANN, JOHN ERNEST.— Songs from an Attic, New York, 1890, 12mo. 

McCANN, MICHAEL JOSEPH.— Born in Galway in or about 1824, andi 
having received a good education, was appointed to a professorship in 
St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, on the recommendation of Archbishop- 
McHale, despite the fact that he was a very young man. His most famous 
poem, " O'Donnell Aboo," was written while holding that position, and 


it appeared in The Nation of January 28, 1843, T7ith the title of " The' 
danconnell War Song," and was included in " The Spirit of the 
Nation." It was afterwards revised, and not improved, by McCann. It 
was not his first piece in The Nation, that being a " Soliloquy of O'Gnive, 
the Bard of O'Neill," which appeared in the fifth number of The Nation, 
November 19, 1842. " O'Donnell Aboo " has been translated into several 
languages. In 1859, McCann edited a short-lived periodical in Cork, 
called The Sarp, and in 1863 another, equally short-lived, called The 
Irish Harp, ostensibly at Wexford, where he then lived, but really in 
Dublin. Among the poetical contributors to one or other of his two papers 
were Dr. Sigerson, Dr. Campion, Rev. John O'Hanlon, John Walsh, and 
Dr. R. D. Joyce. McCann went to America for a, time, I believe, in the- 
sixties, and afterwards to London, still writing occasionally for the Irish 
papers. He died in London on January 31, 1883, and was buried in 
St. Patrick's Cemetery, where a Celtic cross was placed over his remains. 
There are a couple of his poems in Duffy's Fireside Magazine (1851-54), 
and others in his own periodicals. 

McCARROL, ROBERT.— Published a volume of poems in Belfast in 1860, 
the title of which I have not been able to obtain. 

McCARROLL, JAMES. — Madeline, and other poems (with portrait of the 
author, and introduction by C. L. Hildreth), Chicago, New York, and 
San Francisco, 1889, 8vo. 

Born in Lanesborough, Co. Longford, on August 3, 1814, and went with 
his family to Canada in 1831, and soon began to write for the Press. In 
1845 he was at a place called Peterborough, where he owned and edited 
the Peterborough Chronicle. From thence he went to Coburg, where he 
practised journalism and also taught music. In 1849 he entered th& 
Customs Service, and was in 1851 appointed collector at Niagara Falls, 
and about 1854 became outdoor surveyor of Toronto. In 1866 he removed, 
to Buffalo, N.Y., and a few years later to New York City. He was con- 
nected with Belford's Magazine, and was associate editor of Humamty 
and Health, besides writing for many other journals. He was a man of 
many talents, writing dramas, novels, poems, scientific articles, etc. In 
1864 he published in Toronto a series of humorous letters (by " Terry 
Finnegan ") to Thomas D'Arcy MoGee; " Tlie New Ganger, " 1864; " The 
Adventures of a Night," 1865; and "The Life-Boat," 1866. He was 
undoubtedly one of the best of the Irish-American poets, and some of his 
poems are Very fine. Died in New York, April 10, 1892. There are 
seven of his pieces in the Canadian anthology of Rev. E. H. Dewart 
(q.v.). He patented several ingenious inventions. 

MoCARTER, REY. JOHN. — ^Effobts in the Stttdt, or contributions in poetry 
and prose, for the Christian public, Londonderry, 1857 (with portrait). 

Born at Strabane, August 9, 1812. Was Presbyterian minister of 
Newtownstewart, in his native county of Tyrone, from 1843 to 1849, when 
he resigned through iU-health. Died October 24, 1881. 

McCarthy, charlotte.— The Faib Moramst ... by a Gentlewoman, 
1745, 12mo ; second edition (with poems), London, 1746, 12mo ; News fbom 
Pabnassus, etc., a poem, etc., Dublin, 1757, 8vo. 

McCarthy, DANIEL.— Bom in Ireland on November 15, 1850. In 1863 he 
went to U.S.A., and settled in Sandusky, Ohio, where he is now engaged 
in the grocery business. He has written various poems for American 
papers, and three of his pieces are in Herringshaw's '' Local and National 
Poets of America, " Chicago, 1890. 


McCarthy, DENIS ALOYSIUS.— Voices mom Erin, and other ijoems, 1900 ; 
second edition, London, etc., 1911; A Round of Rimbs, 1900; second 
edition, London, etc., 1911. 

Born at Carrick-on-Snir on July 25, 1871, and educated by the Christian 
Brothers in his native town. Went to IJ.S.A. some years ago, and now 
edits one of the Catholic papers there. Writes verse for many American 

McCarthy, DENIS Florence.— Justin.*., a play, from the Spanish of 
Calderon (over signature of "J. H."), 1848, 16mo; Ballads, Poems and 
Lyrics, original and translated, Dublin, 1850, 16mo ; The Dramas of 
Caldebon, from the Spanish, 1853, Svo ; Ode on the Death of the Eahl 
OF Belfast, 1856; Under Glimpses, and other poems, London, 1857, 8vo; 
The Bell Founder, and other poems, new edition, London and Dubhn, 
1857, Svo; Love, The Greatest Enchantment, etc., from Calderon, 1861, 
4to ; Mysteries of Corpus Christi, from Calderon, 1867, Svo ; The Two 
Lovers of Heaven, from Calderon, 1870, Svo; The Wonder Working 
Magician, from Calderon, 1873, Svo ; The Centenary of Moore, an ode . . . 
with translation into Latin by Rev. M. J. Blacker, London (privately 
printed), 1880, Svo; Poems, second edition, Dublin, 1884, Svo. 

McCarthy edited " The Book of Irish Ballads " in 1846, " The Poets 
and Dramatists of Ireland " in the same year, and " The Early Life of 
Shelley " in 1872. He was the only son of John McCarthy, and was born 
in Dublin on May 26, 1817 (in a house on the site of the present Imperial 
Hotel), and soon after the starting of the Nation, commenced to write 
for it. His first piece in that paper appeared towards the end of 1843, 
signed " Desmond," and that signature was appended to most of his 
poems thereafter, though one was signed " Vig," another " Trifolium," 
and others " D. P. McC," " D " and "Antonio " in the Nation sub- 
sequently. McCarthy also wrote many poems for Dublin Vniversity 
Magazine, generally anonymously. He also wrote for Duffy's Irish 
Catholic Magazine for 1847, over signature of " S. E. Y.," and in " Dublin 
Acrostics" there are a couple of pieces by him signed " M." In his 
collected poems, edited by his son, there are many omissions. His 
humorous pieces are left out, for example, and also most of his national 
pieces. He was appointed Professor of English Literature in the Catholic 
University, Dublin, and died on April 7, 1882. He was called to the Bar 
in 1842, but did not practise. His earliest poem is in the Vuilin Satirist 
for 1834. There is a bust of him^in the City Hall, Dublin. 

McCarthy, EILY.— a sister of Justin McCarthy (q.v.), the novelist, etc., 
who died young, and who is mentioned in his "Recollections." He says 
she wrote much verse for the Cork and other papers, and he promises to 
collect and publish her scattered work. 

McCarthy, FITZJAMES.— Bom and educated in Onondage Co., Xew York, 
and taught school for a time in Pennsylvania, meanwhile practising 
journa,lism. Went to Denver (Col.) in 1883 to join the staff of the Tribune, 
of which the late Eugene Field was managing editor. He subsequently 
became proprietor of the Leadville Serald, a paper amalgamated with 
the Democrat, which he edited. Has written a good deal of political 
matter and Western stories, over the signature of "Pitz-^Iac." He was 
editor of the Denver Daily World in 1887-8. Four of his poems are in 
" Evenings with the Colorado Poets," 1895. 

McCarthy, GEORGE.— The Rise and Progress of Sunday Schools, a 
poem in three cantos, Sudbury, 1816, Svo. 


McCarthy, H. — Deeds of Darkness, an Ethiopian extravaganza (verse?). 
New York, 1876. 

McCarthy, (?) J. — There was a writer in the early Nation whose pieces, 
were always signed "J. M. C," and the same signature appeared in 
Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, and Literature, 1842-3. Sir C. 
G. Duflfy informed me that he thought his name was McCarthy. 

McCarthy, JOHN.— Son of Denis Florence McCarthy, and author of 
various poems in the Irish papers of a good many years ago. He edited 
in 1884 a selection of his father's poems. 

McCarthy, JUSTIN. — TMs well-known novelist and historical writer of the 
present day wrote verse in the Irishman of 1849, I believe, and also in 
the Cork Magazine (1847), and was possibly " Tempe " of the former 
paper. In later times he wrote other poems, and in his " Con Amore," 
a collection of essays, is an article on the German poet, Freiligrath, 
which contains various poetical translations, eight of which are included 
in the Tauchnitz volume of Freiligrath's poems in English, edited 
by the poet's daughter, and published at Leipzig, 1869. He was born 
in Cork, November 27, 1830, and was chiefly educated at a private school 
there. Entered the journalistic ranks very early in life, and was con- 
nected with The Cork Examiner and The Liverpool Northern Times. Was 
afterwards parliamentary reporter of The Morning Star, and finally its. 
editor (1864-8). Entered parliamentary life as a member in 1879, and 
sat for several constituencies in Ireland. He was for many years a leader 
writer on the Daily News. His " History of our own Times" is his most 
important work. Besides the verse mentioned abovej some will be found 
scattered through his novels, and in The Morning Star he contributed 
some political squibs early in the sixties, such as " The Tiverton Farmer," 
and " The Panther and the Hippopotamus." His delightful novels are 
not as widely appreciated as they should be. He retired from public 
life some years ago. 

McCarthy, JUSTIN F.— a frequent contributor of poems to The Lamp, 
a London Catholic periodical, during the seventies, especially about 1877. 
He probably also wrote for other journals. 

McCarthy, JUSTIN HUNTLY.— Serapion and other Poems, London, 1883, 
8vo ; Hafiz in London, poems, London, 1886, 8vo ; Harlequinade, a book 
of verses, London, 1890 (1889), 8vo; The White Carnation (privately 
printed), twelve small dramatic pieces, London, 1892. 

Numerous other works written and edited by him, including history, 
novels, plays, etc. He is the son of Justin McCarthy, and was born 
in 1860. Has been connected with the Press for some years in various 
capacities, and wrote a good deal of verse and prose for United Ireland at 
one time. A series of articles by him, entitled " Hours with Eminent Irish- 
men," written for that paper, was reprinted in Ford's "National 
Library," New York. He has published a clever rendering of the 
"Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." His farcical comedy, "The Candidate," 
had a lengthy run at the Criterion Theatre some years ago. He entered 
the House of Commons in 1884 as a Nationalist M.P., but retired after 
some years. 

McCarthy, KATE. — centennial Gleanings . . . short poems by K. M., etc.. 
New York, 1876, 12mo. 


MCCARTHY, MARY STANISLAUS.— Songs of Zion, Dublin, 1897, 8to 

Daughter of D. F. McCarthy, the poet, and born m 1849. She wrote 
verse frequently for Irish Monthly some years ago, and in 1886 edited 
the " Birthday Book of our Dead." She generally wrote over the signa- 
ture of " S. M. S." One of her pieces is in "Lyra Hibernica Sacra." 
She became a nun^ and died at Blackrock, Co. Dublin, on August 11, 1897, 
aged 47. 

McCarthy, MICHAEL. — Lacls Deleotabilis, a descriptive and historical 

poem on the Lakes of Killarney, Cork, 1816, 8vo. 

Xhis poem is a barefaced plagiarism from Patrick O'Kelly's 
" Killarney," according to Hugh Harkin (q.v.) 

McCarthy, MICHAEL PRANCIS.— a well-known Cork man, father of 
.Justin McCarthy (g.'W.), and author of much verse in the Cork papers of 
the early 19th century. He was the editor of the " Poems " of J. J. 
Callanan (q.v.). 

McCarthy, THOMAS. — Montalto, ob the Heart Ukveiled, and other 
Poems, London, 1819, 8vo. 

In this volume will be found the poem " Napoleon Moribundus," always 
attributed, but erroneously, to John Macken (q.v.). It first appeared in 
Belfast Northern Whig. The author was a Belfast man and died young, 
about 1820. 

McCarthy, YISCOUNT DE.— Philanihropie, Chajrite, fragments d'un 
POEME, Toulouse, 1861, 8vo. 

McCarthy, WILLIAM THOMAS.— Bom at Midleton, Co. Cork, in Dec, 
1864, and has been a pressman since 1888. Has written a good deal of verse 
for United Ireland, Cork Weehly Herald, Shamrock, Cork Examiner, 
Weekly Irish Times, etc., and is included in W. Pavil's " Modern Irish 
Poets" (Limerick, 1894). 

MacCATHMAOIL, SEOSAMH.— Songs oe Uladh, written to old Irish airs, 
arranged by Herbert Hughes, Belfast, 1904, 4to ; The Garden of the 
Bees, and otheb Poems, Belfast and Dublin, 190.5, sq. 12mo; The Rush- 
light, poems, illustrated by himself, Dublin, 1906, sm. 4to ; The Man- 
Child, poems, London, 1907 ; The Gillt of Christ, poems, London, 1908 ; 
The Mountaint Singer, Dublin, 1909. 

The clever young Catholic poet and artist who writes under the Irish 
form, as above, of his name (Joseph Campbell) is a native of Belfast, and 
now resides near Dublin. Is represented in '■ Dublin Book of Irish 
Verse," 1909. 

McCAUSLAND, DOMINICK, LL.D.— Author of several popular religious 
works, and a lawyer of some note in Dublin. There are six pieces by him 
in "Dublin Acrostics," 1866 and 1869, over signature of " McC." He 
was the third son of Maurice McCausland, of Daisy Hill, Co. Derry, and 
was born there April 20, 1806. B.A., T.C.D., 1827; LL.B. and LL.D., 
1859 : was called to Irish Bar in 1835, and died in Dublin, June 29, 1873. 
A " Memoir " of him, by W. D. Ferguson, appeared in the same year. 
His " Sermons in Stones " is perhaps his best known work. 

McCAUSLAND, J.— The Survey, a poem, 183Q. 

McCLINTOCK, R. — Heine as Novelist and Dramatist, being a selection from 
his longer works, in English, 1890, 8vo. 


JAcCLOSKEY, HENRY.— Born in Ireland about 1829, and died in a lunatic 
asylum at Flatbush, Long Island, on April 27, 1869. He was editor of 
Brooklyn Eagle for some years, but gave it up in 1861, and became City 
Clerk of Brooklyn. Wrote verse for the Eagle, etc., over signature of 

HcCLOSKEY, JAMES. — ^Published a volume of poems about thirty years ago, 
probably in Glasgow. An Irishman and a contributor at one time to the 
Irish papers. There was a dramatic writer of this name, who may pos- 
sibly be the same. (See Lacy's collection of plays, 1850, etc.) 

McCLURE, J. WILFRED. — Twilight Shadows, a collection of verses, Lime- 
rick, 1892. 

A native of Kenmare, and born June 21, 1866. Is employed in the 
Munster and Leinster Bank. Is included in Paul's " Modern Irish 

McCLURE, REY. WILLIAM.— Zillora, a tale, and other Poems, 1869, 
12mo; Poems, New York, 1888 (1889?), 12mo. 

Born on November 23, 1842, at Dobbs' Ferry, "Winchester Co., New 
York State, his parents being Irish. Ordained a priest on December 22, 
1877, by Bishop Fabre, of Montreal. Was, and may be still, pastor of 
the Church of the Sacred Heart, Barrytown, Dutchess Co., New York 

MoCOLLUM, REY. CHARLES. — A New Version op the Psalms, Dublin, 

An Ulster Presbyterian minister, formerly of Loughbriokland, who was 
attached to Capel Street Church, Dublin, from 1744 to 1765. 

McCOMB, WILLIAM. — The Dirge of O'Neill, and other poems, Belfast, 
1817, 12mo; The School of the Sabbath, a poem, Belfast, 1822, 12mo; 
The School of the Sabbath, with other poems, Edinburgh, 1825, 8vo ; 
Pity's Gift (verse?), Belfast, 1823, 24mo; Translations and Para- 
phrases IN Verse, Belfast, 1829, 8vo ; The Voice of a Year, or Recollec- 
tions OF '48, with other poems, Edinburgh, London, and Belfast, 1849, 
8vo; Poetical Works, Belfast, 18B4, 8vo. 

A native of Coleraine, Co. Derry, and born August 17, 1793. Was 
first a teacher, then a bookseller in Belfast, where he also printed books, 
including the Presyterian Almanack. He died in Belfast on September 
13, 1873. 

MoCOMBE, ROWAN.— Poems, 1870? 8vo. 
A native of Queen's Co. 

McCOMBE, W. J.— Born in Belfast in 1871. Has written largely for Belfast 
Weekly News and other papers, English and Irish, often over the signa- 
ture of " Ivanhoe." Is included in W. J. Paul's " Modern Irish Poets," 
vol. 2. 

McCORMACK, THOMAS. — Motdrum, a poem in three cantos, and other 
poems, Dublin, 1861. 

Of Kilkenny West. The poems are dedicated to Lord Castlemaine. 

MoCORMICK, JOHN.— Johnny Ross's Wakes, Armagh, 1843. 

See " Life of WiUiam Carleton, " by the present writer, for reference to 
above work. 

McCORRY, JOHN.— National Songs and Ballads, Dublin, 1866, 8vo. 

He was probably a native of Meath, and was a working man in Dublin. 
Most of the above poems appeared in the Nation. 


MoCORRY, PETER.— An Irish .iournalist, who went to U.S.A. in 1868. In 
1863 some letters of his, signed " Shandy McSherry," written in Scot- 
land, procured for him the editorship of the Glasgow Free Press. In the- 
U.S.A. he became editor of the Catholic Herald, Boston, and wrote pros& 
and verse for Catholic World, of New York,, etc. He has written various 
Irish stories. 

MoCOY, REY. EDWARD. — Miscellaneous Poems tkaxslated into Gaelic, 

Dublin, 1869; new edition, 1878. 

Contains versions of poems by Moore, Burns, Byron, and Young Ireland 

McCOY, MARY. — A Poem . on Catholic Emancipation, Belfast, 1813, 

MoCREERY, J. L.— Songs of Toil and Triumph, New York, I88i3, 16mo. 

McCREERY, JOHN.— The Press, a poem (Part I.), Liverpool, 1803, 4to;. 
second part of the same, with other poems, London, 1827, 8vo. 

A well-known printer of Liverpool and London, and a native of Stra- 
bane, Co. Tyrone, where he was born about 1768. After giving up his 
business in Liverpool, he settled in Took's Court, Chancery Lane, London, 
and carried it on there, and printed many works excellently. He died in 
Paris of cholera on April 7, 1832. Some extracts from " The Press," with 
a biographical note, will be found in C. Timperley's ""Songs of the Press," 
a collection of poems about printing (London, -1845). His poem was 
published as a specimen of typography. 

MoCREERY, JOHN.— In Watty Cox's Irish Magazine for September, 1811, 
there is a piece entitled " Carolan's Grave " signed by above, and ad- 
dressed from Petersburgh, Virginia, U.S.A. This writer was a friend 
of John Daly Burk (q.v.), and in 1808, projected a work to be entitled "A 
Selection from the Ancient Music of Ireland, arranged for the flute or 
violin, some of the most admired melodies adapted to American poetry, 
chiefly composed by John McCreery, to which is prefixed historical and 
critical observations on Ancient Irish Music." The work, of which the 
prospectus was published in 1808, did not appear till 1824 at Petersburgh, 
Va. Many of the pieces are by McCreery, others by Dr. W. J. McNeven 
(the United Irishman), J. D. Burk, etc. The introduction was by Dr. 
Thomas Robinson, of Petersburgh, said to have been a fellow-student of 
Tom Moore at T.C.D. The Scotch are charged with wholesale appropria- 
tion of Irish airs. 

McCROM, J. S. (?). — ^Unseen Idealities, poems, London, 1872, 8vo. 

McCULLA, VIGORS. — The Irishman's Scourge fob Farcical English 
Rebels, etc., or The Ethiopian Eunuch, Ebed-Melech, Cast Clouts and 
Rotten Rags ! in Vain, ! ! I a poem, London, 1814, 8vq ; Hymns Com- 
posed BY V.M. upon Various Occasions, Royston, 1821, 8vo. 

MoCULLAGH, REY. THOMAS.— A distinguished Wesleyan minister and bio- 
grapher of Sir William McArthur (q.v.) and others. Wrote several poems 
of merit, and some hymns, two of which are in "Lyra Hibernica Sacra." 
Born in Co. Galway in 1812. Entered the Irish Ordnance Survey in early 
life, but became a Wesleyan lay preacher in 1830, and was ordained in 
1849. Was President of the Wesleyan Conference in 1883. In 1852 he 
went to New Zealand and stayed there for a few years, and on his return 
finally settled in Liverpool. He died on November 11, 1908, aged 87 . 


McCURRY, SAMUEL S. — In Keswick Vale and other Poems London, 
1907, 8vo. 
A resident of Co. Dublin. 

McD., F. . — Loyalty Honoured, or a Welcome to James, Duke of Ormond 

(on his arrival in Dublin as Lord Lieutenant), by a Student of the Mathe- 
maticks, Dublin, 1711, 8vo. 

MoDERMOTT, REV. GEORGE.— Born in Castlerea. Contributed some meri- 
torious poems to Nation,. 1867, '68, '69, over signature of " D. 6. M." 
and "6. M. D." He became a barrister, but he is now a priest in one 
of the religious orders in New York, probably the Paiilists. 

McDERMOTT, HUGH FARRAR. — Poeims from an Editor's Table, New 
York (.?), 1881 ; The Blind Canary, and other poems, New York, 1883. 

A distinguished Irish-American journalist. Born on August 16, 1833, 
at Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, according to Daniel Connolly. "The 
Poetry and Song of Ireland," however, says he was born in Enniskillen, 
in 1835. He went with his parents to America in 1849, and settled in 
New York, where he was very successful. His pieces in Boston Courier 
were signed " Pax," and he also wrote for Boston Pilot, Transcript, and 
Advertiser, and for New Yorh Times, Herald, Tribune, and Leader. He 
died early in June, 1890. It is almost certain that ConnoUy is right in 
the facts he gives, and the other authority wrong. 

McDERMOTT, JOHN. — The Milesian, a comic opera, Dublin, 1772 (perhaps 
not printed). 

This piece was performed at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, on November 
26, 1772, and in Walher's Hihernian Magazine for that month, there is an 
account of the opera, McDermott's prologue being quoted. Was it con- 
nected in any way with the piece of the same name byi Isaac Jackman 

McDERMOTT, JOHN. — ^Victoria Park, a poem, together with songs, etc., 
London, 1870, 8vo. 

McDERMOTT, M.— The Vale op Verna, a, poem, Belfast?, 1813, sec. ed., 
1814 ; Original Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose, Bel- 
fast, 1814, 8vo. Poems on Various Occasions, Belfast, 1815, 8vo. 

MoDERMOTT, MARTIN. — One of the contributors to the early Nation, and 
author of the frequently quoted poems, " The Coulin " and " The Exiles." 
Born on April 8, 1823, at 8 Ormond Quay, Dublin, and apprenticed as an 
architect to Patrick Byrne, R.H.A. He wrote a good many poems in the 
forties to The Nation, Irish Felon (1848), etc., over signature of 
" M. McD." He was one of the deputation to Lamartine in Paris in 
1848, and represented the Nation newspaper in France at that time. For 
many years he followed his profession in England, and was for a time 
architect to the Egyptian Grovernment at Alexandria. He was an iiitimate- 
friend of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, and assisted him in the " New Irish 
Library " scheme, editing for it "The New Spirit of the Nation." Ho 
afterwards edited "Poems and Ballads by the Writers of the Nation,"' 
and also Moore's "Life of Lord Edward Fitzgerald," with some new 
matter. He was a delightful old gentleman, well-known to the present 
writer, and died Aoril 25, 1905. He married a Miss Melladew, and had 
nine children, six of whom survived him. There is a good notice of hint 
in the Nation, February 5, 1889. 



MoDERMOTT, MARY.— My Early Dreams, prose and verse, Belfast, 1832, 
12mo (over her initials of " M. McD.") ; Lays of Love, Dublin, 1859, 8vo. 
She was of Killyleagh Glebe, Co. Down, in 1832. Some of her songs 
were set to music by herself. 

MoDERMOTT, PATRICK. — ^Wild Flowers oe Fancy, a collection of poems 
on various subjects, Kells, 1835, 8vo. 

Born at Kells, Co. Meath, in 1797, and was in succession a soldier, 
schoolmaster and letter-carrier. Served in the former capacity under 
General de Lacy Evans in Spain. Contributed a large quantity of verse, 
during forty years or so, to Dublin almanacs and Irish provincial papers. 
He died on July 23, 1862. 

MoDERMOTT, PETER.— Born at Clonmellon, Co. Meath, on January 25, 
1849, and emigrated to Canada. Author of several novels in John Dicks' 
series, such as: '^' The Lost Earl," and " Ladye Laura's Wraith," and a 
poetical contributor some years ago to Shamrock and other Irish papers. 
He wrote also for Frazer's Magazine and ^ow Bells. 

MoDERMOTT, W. C. — David, a tragedy in three acts and in verse, London, 
1867, 8vo. 
Author of a " History of Rome," Dublin, 1853. 

MoDERMOTT, REY. WILLIAM.— At one time a frequent contributor to the 
Catholic and Irish Press of America, over the pen-name of "Walter 
Lecky." He was the son of a mechanic, and was born at Stranorlar, Co. 
Donegal, on the 9th of April, 1863, and went to America at a very early 
age. He was educated at Villanova, near Philadelphia, and after leaving 
college, became a book canvasser in Chicago. Subsequently he was reporter 
on the Tirrvcs, Herald, and Mail, of that city, and then became attached to 
the staff of the Picayune, of New Orleans. Eventually he entered the 
priesthood, and since that time has written most of his books and 
articles. Among his works are "Green Graves in Ireland" (Baltimore, 
1894), "Down at Caxton's," a criticism of contemporary Catholic thought in 
America (Baltimore, 1895), "Birds and Books,'' "Impressions and 
Opinions," etc. He has written many poems, and in his youth published a 
volume of them, which, it is said, he now wishes to forget. Much of his 
later verse appeared in the Boston Pilot. There are few Catholic perio- 
dicals of America to which he has not contributed. A sketch of him by 
Eugene Davis (q.v.) appeared in the Catholic Columbian, Columbus, 
Ohio, May 5, 1894, but his real name is not given in it. 

MoDEYITT, NEIL.— One of the poets of the Nation. His " Battte of Dun- 
dalk," which has been often reprinted and is in Hayes' "Ballads of 
Ireland," and other collections, appeared in the Nation of April 6, 1844, 
over signature of " N. Naas." Most likely he was a Kildar© man, and 
he may have been the " N. M." of Nation, March 29, 1851. 

MaoDONAGH, FRANCIS MICHAEL.— Born at Loughrea, Co. Galway. Was 
first a National teacher, and wrote a number of poetical pieces for Irish 
almanacks. In 1860 he emigrated to the United States, and joined the 
stafE of the New York Freeman, afterwards being connected with The 
Omaha Bee, Council Bluff Times, etc., and in 1870 founded The Nebraska 
Watchman, which he edited till his death on June 5, 1885. 

IfcDONAGH, MICHAEL.— Lays of Erin, and other poems. Limerick, 1882, 

These poems were printed by the author, who was a compositor in the 
Limerick Beporter office. He was a native of Co. Donegal, and followed 


his trade in Limerick for more than thirty years. His sons are journalists, 
one of them being the well-known writer of the same name. JEe died on 
May 27, 1893. 

AlacDONAGH, THOMAS.— Thkough the Ivoky Gate, poems, Dublin, 1903, 
12mo ; April and May, with other verses, Dublin, 1904, 12mo ; The Golden 
Joy, poems, Dublin, 1906, 8vo ; When the Dawn is Come, a play, Dublin, 
1908 ; Songs of Myself, Dublin, 1910. 

A native of Co. Tipperary. Is represented in " Dublin Book of Irislx 
Verse," 1909. Is a lecturer in a. well-known Irish college, and contributes 
to Irish Beview and other periodicals. 

McDonald, REY. JAMES.— a native of Co. Kilkenny, educated at College 
School, AVaterford, and St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny, and author of 
various poems in Irish provincial and American journals. His best poem 
is probably " Mariana in the West," which appeared in the Irish Monthly 
a good many years ago over signature of " J. McD." He was then in San 

Mcdonald, JOHN.— Ikish National Poems, Dublin, 1886, 8vo. 

A frequent contributor of verse to United Ireland about twenty years 
ago, and for many years to Weekly Sews and Young Ireland. Also 
wrote a few poems in Weekly National Press (1S91-2), and while in 
America for a time, in Irish World of New York. His poems usually 
appeared over signature of " J. McD. (Dromod)." Is the son of a farmer, 
and was born in the parish of Qoone, Co. Leitrim, on September 19, 
1846, and still lives at Dromod, in his native county. 

McDonald, peter.— Bom in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, in 1835 or 1836, and 
died at Kingstown, March 12, 1890. A Dublin wine merchant and alder- 
man, and member of Parliament for North Sligo for a few years between 
1886-90. He wrote poems for the Nation, and possibly for other papers, 
too. He was educated at the French College, Blackrock, and generally 
signed his poems with the name of " Roc Noir." He was professor of 
Mathematics at French College, Blackrock, before going into trade. His 
poems appeared specially about 1869-70. Probably he was the " P. McD." 
of Nation. 

McDonald, THOMAS J. — Coenelia, a tragedy in five acts and in verse, 
Dublin, 1823, 8vo. 

McDonald, WILLIAM RUSSELL. — a paraphrase of Dodslby's Economy 
OF Human Life, London, 1817 ; The Dublin Mail, ob Intercepted Corres- 
pondence, 1821 (anonymously) ; Fudge in Ireland, poems (anonymously), 

I have ventured to attribute the last volume to him. Born in 1787, 
and died in London on December 30, 1854. Edited successively Sunday 
Herald, Bell's Life, Litera/ry Humourist, British Drama, etc., of some of 
which publications he was part-proprietor. 

McDonnell , M.D. — a Limerick physician of this name wrote in 1757, 

while residing in that city, a clever satirical poem on it, often reprinted, 
entitled " In Praise of Limerick," which so angered the natives that he 
was obliged to remove to Chester, where he carried on his profession 
successfully. The poem will be found in Ctofton Croker's "Popular 
Songs of Ireland," and other collections, and also in Anthologia Hiber- 
nica for February, 1793, and Dublin University Magazine for December, 


McDonnell, sir Alexander.— Thb Horses op Lysippus, Newdigate 
prize poem, Oxford, 1816, 12mo; 1823, 12mo. 

Also wrote Newdigate prize essay on " The Influence of the Drama." 
Was the son of James McDonnell, of Belfast, and became a very dis- 
tinguished public man. He was born in Belfast in 1794, and entered 
Christ Church College, Oxford, where he matriculated on June 1, 1813. 
He was called to the English Bar in 1824, and became Resident Commis- 
sioner of Education in Ireland before he died, January 21, 1875. His 
statue is outside the Training College, Marlborough Street, Dublin. 

McDonnell, HANNAH prances.— Bom at North Andover, Mass, U.S.A., 
December 8, 1871. Educated at Merrimack Grammar School and Johnson 
High School of that place, and graduated at State Normal School, Salem, 
Mass., in January, 1894. Her poems have appeared chiefly in The 
Orphan's Bouquet, Boston. 

McDonnell, JOHN F. — An Irlsh-Canadlan poet, journalist, and lawyer, 
born in Quebec in 1838. He wrote a good many poems for the Canadian 
papers, and is represented by six poems in Dewart's " Selections from 
the Canadian Poets," 1864. Was editor of Quebec Morning Chronicle, 
and a contributor to T. D. McGee's New Era. 

McDonnell, RANDAL WILLIAM. — The Pebfbct Rest and oiheb Poems, 
Dublin, 1903, sq. 12mo; The Bells of St. Michan's and other Poems, 
Dublin, 1901; The Ieish Sqtjikebns and other Verses, Dublin, 1905. 

Born in Blessington Street, Dublin, on April 20, 1870, being the son 
of Randal McDonnell, Q.C. Passed through Armagh Royal School and 
T.C.D., where he graduated B.A., 1893. Was trained as an engineer and 
spent some years in the locomotive department of the Great Southern 
and Western Railway of Ireland. Has published a small volume on the 
Steam Engine, and is the author of some successful novels, especially 
" Kathleen Mavourneen," which has run through several editions. 

MoDONOGH, CAPT. FELIX.— Gratitude, and other poems, London, 1825, 

A very popular and clever author of the earlier part of the last century. 
Was born in Marylebone of Irish parents in or about 176S, and educated 
at Oriel College, Oxford, where he matriculated on July 3, 1784. He 
entered Lincoln's Inn in 1787 to study law, but eventually joined the 
army, and rose to the rank of captain. Hie was in the Life Guards, 
travelled a good deal, and was an excellent linguist and classical scholar. 
He wrote a quantity of prose and verse for the leading journals of his 
time, and died in comparative poverty early in 1836. There is a poem 
of his in The Comic Offering for 1834, and some of his pieces appeared 
in other places. But in The European Magazine, The Literary Gazette, 
etc., etc., he generally wrote prose sketches. He published several 
volumes of such, entitled " The Hermit iu London (1822), '"The Hermit 
in the Country (1820), "The Hermit Abroad " (1823'), "The Hermit in 
Edinburgh" (1824), etc. His "Irish Gentleman in London" appeared 
in European Magazine for 1824, and in April of that year, the same 
periodical gave a meagre notice of him, with a portrait. He was a clever 
swordsman, horseman and dancer. In Moore's " Diary," vol. 3, pp. 
361-362, there is a curious anecdote of him. 

MoELRONE, HUGH P. — Author of many poems in Celtic Monthly (N.Y.), 
Boston Pilot, and other papers. He edited the works of Dr. John 
England, the famous Irish-American bishop. He is, or was editor of 
the Baltimore Catholic Mirror. 


MoELROY, WILLIAM. — The Experience of Manifestation, a poem, to 
youth, Dublin, 1806, 8vo (printed for the author — 250 copies). 

The author was of Pintona, Co. Tyrone, and was a religious enthusiast. 
He says ' ' he who reprinteth this poem on better paper for the sake of 
Jesus shall receive the reward of Jesus." 

McENTEE, P. — Author of several poems in the early Nation signed 
" P. McG.," whose name is given as above in a supplement issued by 
the paper on March 20, 1852. The initials suggest rather McGinty. 

MoEWEN, ANDREW. — Zayda and othek Poems, Belfast, 1846; Avalande, 
Ftttes and Tancyings, London, 1861, 8vo. 

An apothecary and chemist in Downpatrick and Glasgow, and son of 
the following writer. His principal poem in the second volume is given 
as "Avalanche" in Allibone's "Dictionary," and the date as 1869. 

MoEWEN, KEY. WILLIAM DALZELL.— Presbyterian minister at Killy- 
leagh, Co. Down, and a poet who is still remembered by the people of 
that part of Ulster. He wrote poems in Belfast Commercial 
Chronicle and other Ulster papers over the signature of " Walsingham," 
and intended to collect and publish them, but death intervened. He 
was born in 1787 at Killinchy, Co. Down, officiated in Dublin and 
Belfast, as well as at Killyleagh, and was Professor of Elocution at 
Belfast Academical Institution. He died in Belfast on July 15, 1828, 
and is mentioned in Rev. Alexander McCreery's " Presbyterian 
Ministers of Killyleagh." 

MACFADYEN, DUGALD. — Lays and Legends of the North of Ireland (by 
" Oruck-a-leaghan " and " Slievegallion "), London, 1884 (?); Songs from 
the City, London, 1887, 8vo. 

Macf adyen was " Cruck-a-leaghan " of first-named work, David Hepburn 
iq.v.) being " Slievegallion," and besides writing a portion of it, edited 
the work. It had a great and deserved success. Macfadyen was born 
near Glasgow, iof Donegal ,parents, and, at the age of thirteen was 
apprenticed to the drapery trade. He is at present connected with one 
of the leading drapery establishments in Glasgow. He has written apd 
published various songs for music, and has himself composed musio for 
several lyrics, including " Who fears to speak of '98." His poems were 
admired by Denis Florence McCarthy, whose friendship and encourage- 
ment he obtained, and to whose memory " Songs from the City " are 
dedicated. His poems are Irish, Scotch and English, in subject and 

McFARLAN, JAMES. — Poems, London, 1854, 8vo ; City Songs, 1855; Lyrics 
OF Life, London, 1856, 12mo; The Wanderer ov the West; Poeticai 
Works, edited with memoir by Colin Rae Brown, Glasgow and Kilmar- 
nock, 1882 (1881), 8vo. 

A true poet, born in Glasgow on April 9, 1832, both his parents being 
Irish — his father a native of Augherstain, Co. Tyrone. Known as " The 
Pedlar Poet," from the fact that he was a hawker. His life was miserable, 
owing to his intemperate habits. He was befriended by Dickens, who 
accepted and paid well for the poems he sent to All the Year Bound. 
His "' City Songs " were dedicated to Lord Carlisle, the Viceroy of 
Ireland, who sent him a gift of money in acknowledgement. AVhen too 
late, McFarlan repented of his irregular life. He died on November 5, 
1862. He is included in nearly all Scotch anthologies. 


MoGAFFEY, ERNEST.— Poems of Gun and Rod, 1892; Poems, 1893; Poems 
OP THE Town, 1900; Sonnets to a Wife, 1901; Cosmos, 1903; Outdooes, 

A Chicago lawyer of Irish extraction, born in Ohio, in August, 1867, 
according to a recent authority, but Morgan's "Canadian Men and 
Women of the Time " says he was born at London, Ontario, in 1861, and 
went to the States in youth. 

MoGAHEY, JOHN. — Will o' the Wisp, a Legend of Little Britain, with an 
illustration by Kenny Meadows, London, 1857. 

MoGARRAHAN, WILLIAM.— Born in Sligo about 1859, and educated at 
Castleknock College, Dublin. Wrote verse from an early age, and it 
was one of his pieces in the Nation which led to his engagement on the 
the staff of that paper. He afterwards became connected with the Daily 
Express and Irish, Times of Dublin. In 1872 he emigrated to U.S.A., 
and joined the New York Times, but left it about 1877' for the Herald 
of the same city, and remained on that paper until his sudden death on 
March 7, 1889. 

McGEE, COL. JAMES E. — Irish-American poet, who is said to have been 
a relative of Thomas D'Arcy MoGee. One account states he was born in 
1825 at Carlingford, but was mere probably born in 1830 at Cushendall, 
Co. Antrim, and educated at a, leading academy in the North. 
In 1847-48 he was, according to D. P. Conyngham, "Irish Bri^sde," 
sub-editor of Nation and secretary of one of chs Confederate 
clubs. Went to America soon after the year 1848, and became connected 
with the Press. He joined the Volunteer service of the U.S. and com- 
manded Company F of the 69th Regiment in the Civil War, and became 
its lieutenant-colonel in 1865. He is said to have been editor of McGee's 
Illustrated Weekly, and wrote poems for it. Among his works are "The 
Men of '48," " The 'Glories of Ireland," " Illustrious Sons of Irishmen," 
"The Irish Soldier in every Land," etc. He died in Francis' Hospital, 
New York, after a long illness, on February 21, 1880. 

MoGEE, THOMAS D'ARCY. — Canadian Ballads, and Occasional Terses, 
Montreal, 1858, 8vo ; The Poems op T. D. MoGeb, with notes and 
biography by Mrs. Sadlier, London, 1869, 8vo ; New York, 1870, 8vo. 

One of the most remarkable of the Young Irelanders, and author of 
various admirable works, such as " Irish Writers of the I7th Century " 
(1847), "History of Ireland," "History of the Irish Settlers in 
America" (1851), "Memoir of C. G. Duffy" (1845), "Life of Bishop 
Maginn" (1856), "Historical Sketches of O'Connell and his Friends" 
(1845), "Eva McDonald, a tale of the United Irishmen and their times" 
a844), " Life of Art McMurrough " (1847), etc. Born in Carlingford, 
Co. Louth, on April 13, 1825, and educated at Wexford, where his father 
was in the Custom House. In 1842 he went to America, where he 
became editor of the Boston Pilot. He returned to Ireland soon, how- 
ever, and was parliamentary correspondent of The Freeman's Journal, 
and joined the Young Ireland party, writing constantly for the Nation, 
not only then, for he kept up the connection all through his life, writing 
numberless poems over various signatures, such as " Montanus," 
"Amergin," " Amhergin," " Sarsfield," " Feargail," " Gilla-Patrick," 
"Gilla-Erin," " M.," " T. D. M.," " An Irish Exile," etc. Towards the 
end of 1848 he went to New York, and established there The American 
Gelt, for which he wrote many poems, and The Nation. After a few years 
he removed to Canada, and started The New Era. finally settling in Mon- 
ireal. He was elected M.P. for that city in 1857, and gradually became 


one of the most prominent public men in Canada, noted everywhere as a 
statesman and orator. But his hostility to the Fenians caused him to 
be considered a traitor, and he was assassinated in the streets of Ottawa 
on April 7, 1868. He was President of the Executive Council at the time 
of his death. Owing to his very dark complexion, he was jocularly called 
" Darky McGee " by his Young Ireland comrades. There are three of his- 
poems in Eev. E. H. Dewart's Canadian Anthology. A memoir of him 
by Mrs. Sadleir appeared in Nation, March 29, 1890, et seq. The present 
writer has prepared a selection of his poems for publication. 

MoGEOGHEGAN, THOMAS J.— Born in Dublin in 1836, and educated at 
Mount Melleray and at All Hallows College, Dublin. Went to U.S.A., 
and in 1889 was on the staff of The New York Press. He has written a 
good deal of national verse, and is represented in " The Poetry and Song 
of Ireland." Many of his poems appeared in Boston Pilot and Louisville 
(Ky.) Daily Democrat over the signature of " Mel." 

McGHEE, ANDREW.— Vicissitudes of Life, a poem, Dublin, 1819, 8vo. 

McGILL, PATRICK. — Gleanings from a Navvy's Sokap-Book, poems, 
Greenock, 1911. 

Born in Glenties, Co. Donegal, on January 1, 1891. Was educated at 
the local National school, and wrote a few verses for Derry Journal. 
AVent to Scotland at an early age, and worked as a navvy^ and is thus 
known as the "navvy poet." His little book has Been so well received 
that he has given up his calling, and is now employed on the staff of the 
London Daily Express. 

MoGINLEY, PETER TONER.— Born in 1857 at Breenagh, Glenswilly, Co. 
Donegal, and was educated at the French College, Blackrock. In 1877 
he entered the Customs service, and in 1878 passed into the Excise. Be- 
tween 1880 and 1883 he wrote poems for Young Ireland (over signature 
of " Mao ") and for Nation, WeeMy News (Dublin), Derry Journal, etc. 
He has written in Gaelic and English. In 1883 he edited and published 
in Derry a " Donegal Christmas Annual," which contains several of his 
and his sister's poems. Most of his later writings are in Irish. He is a 
prominent member of the Gaelic League. See under Gallagher, Bridget. 

MoGINN, ROBERT COOPER.— Born in Ireland in 1832. Was a well-known 
educator in Maryland, U.S.A., and author of some poems, of which at 
least one has found a place in American school books. 

McGINNIS, JOHN J. — ^An Irish-American poet, represented in John Boyle 
O'Reilly's "Poetry and Song of Ireland." Born at St. John, New 
Brunswick, on July 24, 1864. Was taken by his parents to Boston, and 
in 1875 to Ireland. For a time he taught school in Ireland, but returned 
to U.S.A., became a purnalist in New York, was on the staff of The 
Catholic News, a weekly paper, and wrote verse and prose for other 

MoGIYNEY, JOHN S. — The Bringing Home of Bell and Burial, a poem, 
London, 1893, 8vo. 
Is a native of Co. Louth. 

MoGLENNON, FELIX.— The Star Song Book, Manchester, 1888, fol. 

Author and composer of many successful music-hall songs, Irish and 
otherwise. He is in business as a music and song publisher in London. 


MoGOYERN, JOHN. — A Pastoral Poem and otheb Pieces, Chicago, 1882, 
16mo; John McGovbrn's Poems, 1902. 

An Irish-American poet and story writer, resident in Chicago, but born 
at Troy, New York, February 18, 1850. Was successively compositor, 
proof reader, and night editor of Chicago Tribune. In July, 1884, he 
began to write editorials for The Current, a paper of that city, 
and in July, 1886, became editor of it. From October, 1887, to 
October, 1889, he was a principal writer for Chicago Herald. Among 
his works may be mentioned "Daniel Trustworthy" (1887), " Burritt 
Durand " (1887), " The Golden Censor " (1881), " An Empire of Informa- 
tion " (1878), and "The Toiler's Diadem," essays (1882). 

MoGRADY, JAMES. — A frequent contributor to the Wexford Independent 
many years ago. His numerous poems generally appeared over signatures 
of " The Talking Man " and " Shemus of UUinagh." He died in Lime- 
rick in 1855. See George Griffith's " Wexford," p. 380. 

MoGRANAHAN, JAMES.— Songs of the Gospel, London, 1880, 16mo, edited 
by J. M. 

Born in United States, I believe, of Irish parentage, and author of 
" The Gospel Male Choir," Cincinnati^ and part-author of " The Choice," 

and " The Harvest of Song," glee-books, Cincinnati. Was a composer and 
conductor, and died in 1907. 

MoGRATH, JOHN. — A well-known Dublin journalist, formerly sub-editor of 
The Freeman's Journal, and later assistant editor of United Ireland. 
Born at Portaferry, Co. Down, about 1864. Between 1881-1884 he con- 
tributed various poems to Young Ireland and Belfast Weekly Examiner, 
over the signature of " Cuan." He joined the Press in 1885, and for four 
years (1886-90) was on the staff of Freeman's Journal. He rejoined its 
staff some years ago. Hfe wrote several articles for Westminster Eeview, 
one of which attracted special notice from Mr. Gladstone. 

MoGREEVEY, REY. JAMES.— Wheaths of Roses, a Tkibute to Maey, poems, 
Belfast, 1885, 8vo. 

McGROARTY, JOHN STEYEN.— The Poets and Poetry op the Wyoming 
Valley, edited by J. S. M., 1885; Wander Songs, 1908. 

Is the son of Hugh McOroarty and Mary McGinty, and was born in 
Luzerne Co., Pa., August 30, 1862. Was admitted to the Bar in 1894, 
and settled in Los AngeloB, Cal., 1901. He has written various poems 
for Boston Pilot and other American papers. 

McGUIRE, MARY. — Born at Mystic, Connecticut, and is the sister of 
the following writer. She is a teacher, and has written much verse for 
the Boston Pilot, Boston Transcript, Youth's Companion, Waverley Maga- 
zine, etc. In the Magazine of Poetry (Buffalo) for January, 1895, there 
are five of her poems. She is represented in " One Hundred Choice Selec- 
tions for Readings and Recitations," Philadelphia. 

MoGUIRE, WILLIAM YICTOR.— Born at Olneyville, Rhode Island, May 1, 
1865, and educated at Brown University, Providence, R.I. He died 
suddenly at Eastport, Long Island, December 16, 1894. He was a teacher, 
and contributed verse to Boston Transcript, Waverley Magazine, The 
Brunonian (Brown University Journal), The Westerly Weekly, etc. His 
sister, above mentioned, published some of his poems in a collection, 
entitled "College Oil Cans and other Poems," which was privately dis- 
tributed. He is represented in " One Hundred Choice Selections for 
Readings and Recitations," Philadelphia. 


McHALE, L . — The High Street Mystery, operetta in one act, 1885, 

8vo; John and Jeanettb, operetta adapted from Labiohe's " Frisette," 
1885, 8vo; Little Jessie's Dream, juvenile operetta, written and com- 
posed by L. M., 1889, 8vo ; A Very Bust Night, comic operetta in one act, 
1890, 8vo. 

McHALE, REY. M. J. — Irish Priests and Irish People, Dublin, 1878 ; Songs 
POR Freedom, London, 1880, 12mo ; Michael Davitt, Land League 
Leader, a poem (by " A Country Curate "), Dublin, 1881, 8vo. 

Nephew of the famous prelate, "John of Tuam." Born about 1845 
at Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, and was, after his ordination, I understand, a 
curate in the same parish. He used to write for the papers over the signa- 
ture of "A Country Curate," or over his full name, and his pieces 
appeared in Unitsd Ireland and other leading journals. He died in New 
York, August 8, 1887. 

McHALE, RICHARD. — Poetical Attempts, 1880 (over , signature of 
" Ricardo "). 

A relative of preceding, his mother being a niece of Archbishop McHale. 
Born in Liverpool in 1862, and educated at Christian Brothers' School at 
Westport, Co. Mayo, and at St. Jarlath's College, Tuam. He wrote 
verse for Weekly News, Young Ireland, and other papers, over signature 
already mentioned. Was connected with The Daily Telaphone, of Liver- 
pool, for a while, and in 1882 went to U.S.A., where he was a con- 
tributor to Irish World, Boston Pilot, Scranton YoutK, etc. Is represented 
in O'Reilly's " Poetry and Song of Ireland." 

McHENRT, GEORGE. — The Hellbniad, an epic poem, London and Liver- 
pool, 1850, 8vo; Time and Eternity, a poem, San Francisco, 1871, 8vo. 

McHENRY, JAMES, M.D. — The Bard of Erin, and other poems, mostly 
national, Belfast, 1808, 12mo; Patrick, a poetical tale of 1798, Glasgow, 
1810, 12mo ; The Pleasures oe Friendship, and other poems, Philadelphia, 
1822, 12mo; The Blessings op Friendship, and other poems (a reprint of 
preceding), London, 1825, 12mo; Waltham, an Aaierican Revolutionary 
tale in three cantos. New York, 1823, 12mo ; Which shall I Marry, or 
WHO Loves Best, a musical interlude ; Gertrude op Wyoming, a drama ; 
Genius, a comedy; The Usurper, historical tragedy in five acts, and in 
verse, Philadelphia, 1829 (first acted in December, 1827) ; The Jackson 
Wreath, or The National Souvenir, prose and verse (addressed to 
General A. Jackson), Philadelphia, 1829, 8vo ; The Feelings op Age, and 
The Star op Love, poems, second edition, Philadelphia, 1830, 8vo ; 
Brittannia, an ode, London, 1S39, 8vo ; The Antediluvians, or the 
World Destroyed, a poem in ten books, London, 1839, 12mo. 

Author of various novels or romances, once very popular and still read 
in Ireland, such as " O'Halloran, the Insurgent Chief," three volumes, 
1824 ; " Hearts of Steel," three volumes, 1825, and one or two others which 
he published anonymously, or over the signature of " Solomon Second- 
sight." Born in Larne, Co. Antrim, on December 20, 1786, educated in 
Dublin and Glasgow, and after obtaining his degree commenced practice 
in Larne and then at Belfast. Went to America in early life. In 1814 
he edited a Philadelphia periodical called The American Monthly Maga- 
zine, and it was in that periodical his " O'Halloran " first appeared. In 
his youth he contributed to Irish papers over signature of " Mac-Erin." 
Died at Larne, his native place, on July 21, 1845. 

MoHUGH, JOHN A.— A contributor to Celtic Monthly, New York, and is 
represented in ' ' Gleanings from our own Fields ; being selections from 
Catholic American Poets," edited by G. P. Phelan, New York, 1881. 


MoHUGH, KEY. RICHARD J. — The Knight of Aohenthal, and other 
Poems, Boston, 1894. 

Was the son of Christopher and Johanna McHugh, and was born at 
Watergrasshill, Co. Cork, on August 28, 1862. Three years later his. 
family took him to America, where they first settled at Pittsfield, Mass., 
thence removing to Jersey City, and thence Great Barrington, Mass. R. 
J. McHugh graduated in the High School at last-mentioned place, and 
afterwards at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass. He was ordained 
July 31, 1887. He died on February 25, 1894, from the results of a fall 
from his horse. He was looked upon by John Boyle O'Reilly and others 
as one of the most promising of the younger poets. His best pieces 
appeared in the Pilot and the Ave Maria, and a couple of them are in 
" Carmina Mariana," second series, 1902. His oratorical powers were 
also thought highly of. His published volume was posthumous. 

McILYAINE, CLARA. — Echoes of the Past (edited by her daughter, 
Mrs. L. M. Moore), Louisville, Kentucky, 1891. 

Wrote largely for the Press over her initials, " C. L. M." Died about 

McILWAINE, REY. WILLIAM, D.D. — De^^th Conqtteeed, and other poems^ 
London, 1842, 8vo; A Vision of Italy, a ipoem, London and Belfast, 1861, 
8vo; Heotha and Mblbch, and other poems, London and Belfast, 1870, 
8vo; The Thistle, Rose, and Shamrock, in commemoration of March 
21st, 1871, London, 1871, 8vo ; Lyra Hibbrnica Sacra, compiled and edited 
by W. M., second edition, Belfast, 1879, 8vo. 

Sch. T.C.D., 1829; B.A., 1832; M.A., 1841; B.D. and D.D., 1868. Con- 
tributed to Kottabos, and was a, member of the Royal Irish Academy. 
Died a few years ago, and was buried in Belfast Borough Cemetery, where 
a Celtic cross was erected over his grave. There is also a chancel to his 
memory in St. George's Church, Belfast, of which he was rector. 

MoKANE, JAMES NIALL.— Born at Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh, in 1849, 
and in his youth went to U.S.A. Was educated there, and was called to 
the American Bar. He contributed to The Nation, in the sixties, over 
signature of "J. N. McK." His best-known poem, '• McMahon's. 
Defiance," is in "Irish Penny Readings" and Connolly's "Household 
Library of Ireland's Poets." He died in September, 1878. 

MACKAY, JOSEPH REILLY.— Born in 1849, and died December 18, 1889. 
Was the son of the Rev. J. W. Mackay, a King's County man, and wrote 
various poems, plaiys, and other things. He was also a clever black- 
and-white artist. See Boase's " Modern English Biography." 

MACKAY, JOSEPH WILLIAM.— Born in Belfast in 1850, and brother of 
William and Wallis Mackay (q.v.), and son of the late Rev. J. W. Mackay, 
President of Methodist College, Belfast. Was a clever journalist and 
dramatist, author of " Peggy,"' an Irish comedy produced at the Royalty,. 
"Hawk's Nest," "Boys will be Boys," etc., and part-author with H. 
Herman of " Carysfold," and with Sydney Grundy of "The Novel 
Reader." He wrote for various papers, and is declared by his friends to 
have been a true poet. Some of his pieces appeared" in Mirth, St. 
Stephen's Beview, Illustrated Sporting and Bramaiic yews etc. He 
died on December 18, 1889, 'aged 39. 

MACKAY, PATRICK. — A Kilkenny man, and author of some poems in Irish- 
man of 1849, and Nation of 1850, signed by his initials. He wrote a goodly 
amount of verse, which it is now difficult to trace. 


MACKAY, WALLIS.— Brother of J. W. Mackay (q.v.) and of William Maokaj- 
(g.u.). An artist, author and journalist, connected at different times with 
Punch, Illustrated London jSews, Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic 3r'e^t■^■ 
(of which he was the original ''Captious Critic "), and the heading of which 
is his design. Hie was born in Belfast in 1852. His comedietta, "The 
Way of the Wind," had a good run at the Globe Theatre some twenty 
years ago. AVas author of a work on " Chili," illustrated by himself. 
Committed suicide in April, 1907. 

MACKAY, WILLIAM.— Brother of preceding, and born in Belfast in 1846. 
Is a novelist and journalist of some repute, and is connected with Society 
and other journals. Has written verse for World, Society, etc., etc., and 
has published the following stories ; "Pro Patria," "The Popular Idol," 
" Beside Still Waters," and " Unvarnished Tales." 

MoKEEVER, HARRIET B. (?) .—Twilight Mlsings, and other poems, Phila- 
delphia, 1857. 
Also various stories for juveniles. 

MACEEN, JOHN. — 'Minstbel Stolen Moments, or Sheeds of Fancy, Dublin, 
1814, 8vo ; The Harp op the Desert, containing the Battle of Algiers and 
other poems (over pseudonym of " Ismael Fitzadam "), London, 1818; 
Lays on Land (over pseudonym of " Ismael Fitzadam "), London, 1821. 

Born at Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, in or about 1784, being the 
son of Richard Macken of that place. Some doubt exists as to his ever 
having been an able seaman, as he calls himself in his second volume, for 
according to his autobiographical letter to A. A. Watts, given in latter 's 
" Poetical Album " (1828-29), and certain poems of his, it would appear 
he was never in the navy. Nor was he so unsuccessful as some accounts 
imply, as the same letter and Watts' inquiries show. He dedicated his 
second volume to Lord E'xmouth, commander at the battle of Algiers, 
who took no notice of it. Macken wrote for various annuals and other 
periodicals, such as The Literary Gazette (London), generally over his 
assumed name of "Ismael Fitzadam." Henry Nugent Bell, the genealogist, 
was a great friend of his, and introduced him to Jordan, the editor of 
The Literary Gazette, who took a deep interest in the poet. After leaving 
London, a disappointed man, Macken became editor ol The Erne Pack&t 
or Enniskillen Chronicle, and wrote for it constantly. He died on the 
7th of June (his monument says May), 1823, aged 39, and was buried in 
Aughaveagh Parish Church, where there is a memorial to him. A poem 
entitled " Xapoleon Moribundns " has been erroneously attributed to 
Macken, and several correspondents to Notes and Queries (third series), 
praised him very highly on account of it. It was, however, written by 
Thomas McCarthy (q.v.). For references, letters and poems, see Jordan's 
"Autobiography" (Vol. III., pages 39-45, and appendices C and B), 
Literary Gazette (1823), etc. The well-known poetess, Letitia E. Landon, 
wrote some lines on his death. 

MoKENNA, ANDREW JAMES. — A noted Ulster Catholic journalist, born at 
Cavan, November 1, 1833, and died at Holywood, near Belfast, April 4, 
1872. Wrote various poems for the Nation over his initials, "A. J. 
McK.," "A. J. M.," and probably as " M. K." Went to Belfast in 
1862 to edit the Ulster Observer, and on its failure founded the Northern 
Star and the Weekly Observer. He married a Miss McHugh, and had only 
one child, a daughter, whose death in 1871 hastened his own. Besides the 
verse in the Nation, he wrote poems for other papers. His popularity 
was great, and a public monument was placed over his grave in Friar's 
Bush Cemetery, Belfast. 


McKENNA, MAURICE.— Ella Lee, and other poems, Chicago, 1868 ; Poems, 
Rhymes and Verses, Tond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1890, 12mo. 

Born of Kerry parentage, at Springfield, Mass., on May 31, 1846. 
When ten years old he went to Fond du Lac, Wis., and was educated there. 
He served in the Civil War, and was appointed Clerk of the Circuit Court 
of Fond du Lac at its close, and was subsequently admitted to the Bar. 
He is now a well-known lawyer in the North-West. His first poem 
appeared in Boston Pilot when he was fifteen years old. 

McKENNA, THEOBALD, M.D. — ^Author of various political tracts, and repre- 
sented as a poet in Edkins' collection, li789-90, over signature of " Dr. 
McK." He was a strenuous supporter of Catholic rights, but in national 
affairs was inclined to conservatism, being in favour of the Union. He 
died in Dublin on December 31, 1808. 

MACKENZIE, ANDREW. — Poems and Songs on Different Subjects (with 
portrait), Belfast, 1810, 12mo ; The Masonic Chaplet, with a few other 
poems, Belfast, 1832. 

Born at Dunover, Co. Down, in 1780, and for many years worked as a 
weaver, and, being evicted by his landlord, J. M. Allen (who lived about 
five miles from Donaghadee), suffered great privation. His earliest 
effusions appeared in Belfast News Letter over signature of " Gallius," or 
" Gaelus." He died on May 13, 1839, aged 59, and was buried in Shank- 
hill Churchyard, where a handsome stone was put over him by the exertions 
of Wm. McComb, the printer and poet. 

MACKENZIE, ROBERT SHELTON, M.D., LL.D.— Lays ce Palestine, 
London, 1828. 

Was the son of Captain Kenneth Mackenzie, author of a volume of 
Gaelic poetry, and was born at Drew's Court, Co. Limerick, on June 22, 
1809. Educated at Fermoy and Cork, and graduated as M.D. in Dublin, 
but never practised his profession. He is not in Todd's List of Dublin 
University Graduates. Wrote verse for JDuhlin University Magazine 
(1837-38, etc.), Porget-Me-Not (1839, etc.), and was " Sholto " of DnAlin 
and London Magazine (1825-27), and Lady's Magazine-, and " R. S. M." 
of London Magazine. He was connected with the London Press for some 
years, and eventually went to U.S.A., where he wrote for a number of 
papers, chiefly upon Irish matters. He died in Philadelphia on November 
30, 1880. Among his works are his editions of " Xoctes Ambrosianes " 
(five volumes), Dr. Maginn's works (also in five volumes), and Shell's 
" Sketches," Sheridan Knowles' plays, and Lives of Curran, Sir Walter 
Scott, and Charles Dickens. He projected works on "The Poets and 
Poetry of Ireland," "The Men of '98,''' and "Actors and Actresses," but 
did not live to publish them. 

MACKENZIE, THOMAS.— Dreams op Poesy, Dublin, 1879. 

MACKENZIE, WILLIAM HENRY.— A clever young writer, «ho committed 
suicide on March 18, 1883, in Dublin. He \\as the only son of Wm. 
Mackenzie, a Civil servant in Dublin, and was educated at Foyle College, 
Co. Derry, and became classical master of the High School, Harcourt 
Street, Dublin. He was editorially connected with Pat and The Irish 
Diamond, and his suicide was partly caused, according to the evidence 
at the inquest, by his dismissal from his post at the school. In the Free, 
man's Journal of March 20, 1883, there is over a column about the inquest. 
He was aged only twenty-one. He wrote for Froth, and other Dubhn 
periodicals, mostly humorous verse, over the signature of " Skez." He 
was buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery. 


MoKEON, JAMES FELIX.— Songs of the B.I.C, Worcester, 1893, 8vo. 

Son of Thomeis McKeon, of Annagharah, Co. Armagh, and born at 
Borrisoleigh on May 5, 1858. His father was a farmer on the Oaledon 
estate, and he was educated at Roscrea School. Is now a supervisor in 
the Inland Revenue service. Has published a small collection of prose 
sketches called " Ormond Idylls." His poems often appeared in King's 
County Chronicle,. Monaghan Argus, Worcester Herald, and Lancashire 

MACKEY, JAMES. — Compositions in Vebse, with an essay on female educa- 
tion, Dublin, 1819, 8vo. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1796. 

MACKEY, MARY. — The Sckaps of Nature, poems, with portrait (printed 
for the authoress), 1810, 12mo. 

McKIBBIN, JOHN. — The Downshihe Famier, verse, London, 1888; 16mo; 
The Down Side op Mourke, or Footlines op a Rustic Holiday, verse, 
London, 1889, 16mo. 

A native of Co. Down, at one time resident in London. See, for several 
references to him, " The Life of William Carleton," vol. 2, 1906, by D. J. 

MACEIE, KEY. GEORGE, D.D.— The Eclogues op Virgil, translated into 
English verse, line for line, Dublin, 1857. 

McKIM, JOSEPH. — ^William the Silent, an historical sketch in verse, Lon- 
don, 1881, 12mo; Poems, London, 1888, 8vo. 

Author of some stories, one of them Irish. A native of Co. Sligo, prob- 
ably of Collooney. 

MoKINLEY, CLARE S.— Born at Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh, on May 5, 1853, 
and was educated at the school of Peter Magennis, the Fermanagh poet. 
After leaving it, he wrote for Impartial Beporter (Enniskillen), and after- 
wards edited The Advertiser, of same town. He next joined the Con- 
stabulary, his father being a head-constable, but soon left it. He finally 
went to Glasgow, and was a contributor to some papers of that city, 
gaining the prize offered by one of them for the best poem on Napoleon — 
this effort being considered his best. He died in Glasgow on September 
19, 1887. 

McKINLEY, JOHN.— The Giant's Causeway, a poem, Belfast, 1819, 8vo ; 
Poetic Sketches, Belfast, 1819, 8vo; The Giant's Causeway, a novel 
poem, with The Travellers Benighted in Mourne, Dublin, 1821, 8vo; 
Time and Eternity, a poem, Ballymena, 1834, 12mo. 

Is stated to have been an ancestor of the late President of the United 
States, William McKinley, who was of Antrim stock. 


Prince op Wales, 1860 (presented to the Prince when he went to Canada) ; 
O'CoNNELL, a poem for centenary in Ottawa, 1875 (gained gold and silver 

Born in London, Ontario, of Wicklow parentage, in 1843. His father, 
Capt. William Mackintosh, went to Canada as an Ordnance Survey official, 
and became while there county engineer in Ottawa. In 1868 his son 
married a Miss Cooke, having six years earlier entered the profession of 
journalism. He edited the Ottawa Daily Citizen and other papers, and 
wrote many poems for them. Finally entered political life. Was Mayor 


of Ottawa, 1879 ; M.F. for the city in 1882, and in 1893 became Lieutenant- 
Governor of Manitoba. Died a few years ago, I think. 

MACKLIN, CHARLES.— Hekky VII., or The Popish Ijipostok, a tragedy, 

Author of the successfiil plays, " The Man of the World," and " Love- 
a-la-Mode," etc., and a great actor. Born in Co. AVestmeath, probably 
in 1700, though 1690 has been given as the date. His father was a William 
McLaughlin, of Co. Down, it is said, and commanded a troop of horse 
at the Battle of the Boyne, on the Stuart side. His mother was, it 
appears, a Miss Alice O'Flanagan, of Blackcastle, Co. Westmeath. These 
statements are made in Whitelaw and Walsh's "History of Dublin." 
He ran away to London in youth, and went on the stage, where he had, 
eventually, few equals, and where his innovations stamped him as an 
epoch-making actor. He played up to a great age, if the date of his 
birth is correct, leaving the stage finally in 1789. His comedies, above 
mentioned, were produced respectively in 1780 and 1793. He died July 
11, 1797, at the age, it is said, of 107, and was buried in St. Paul's, 
Covent Garden. The dramatic history of the 18th century largely con- 
cerns him. There is a brochure, " Zanga's Triumph, or Harlequin and 
Othello at War" (Dublin, 1762, 8vo), by n Charles McLaughlin, which 
refers to the rivalry between Barry and Woodward, the actor. 

MACKLIN, HUGH GEORGE. — Poems on Vakious Subjects (over his initials 
only), 1804, 8vo — privately printed. 

A North of Ireland man, the eldest son of James Macklin, a school- 
master, of Derry city, and educated at Derry School and T.C.D. Sch., 
1793; B.A., 1795. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in May, 1800, and 
subsequently attained the position of Attorney-General of Bombay. Died 
there in October, 1819. Is mentioned on page 28 of Rev. C. Forster's 
" Life of Bishop Jebb " as " an able, but eccentric man." 

MoKOWEN, JAMES. — A clever and popular Ulster poet, born at Lambeg, 
near Lisburn, Co. Antrim, February 11, 1814, and received an elementary 
education in the district, and at an early age was placed in a thread 
manufactory. He afterwards obtained employment at the bleach works 
of Messrs. Richardson, Belfast, and there spent the remainder of Iiis active 
life. About 1840 he began to contribute verse to Ulster papers, especially 
The yorthern Whig, over the signature of " Kitty Connor," and became 
a. great favourite as a poet. To The Nation soon after he sent a few 
poems signed "Curlew." He died on April 22, 1889, and his poems, 
which were never published in book-form, were entrusted to his friend, 
Mr. Robert May, of Belfast, who at one time hoped to publish them. 
McKowen is represented in Connollv's "Household Library of Ireland's 
Poets " (where it may be mentioned his name is mis-spelled), by a poem 
or two, and in Varian's " Harp of Erin," 1869, by nine pieces. McKowen's 
most famous piece is his humorous song, " The Ould Irish Jig." 

Mclaughlin, EDWARD a.— The L.^ws of the Deep, a poem, etc., Cincin- 
nati, 1841, 12m.o. 

Born in North Stamford, Connecticut, on January 9, 1798 — bis parents 
being Irish. Was at different times a printer and a sailor, and died in 
New York on November 15, 1861. 

Mclaughlin, CHARLES O'CONOR.— Edmukd and Maeion, a tale of the 
old times, in verse. Dublin, 187-, 8vo. 

Was later a resident of the U.S.A., where he edited an advanced paper 
called The Irish Bepuhlic. 


Mclaughlin, james bawn. — gems feom the Heathekj and songs op 

Donegal, Letterkenny, 1903. 

Announces on cover another book, " Strange Subjects in Song, and 
Laughable Rhymes," but I think it has not appeared. He conducted 
annuals called "Hibernian Gems," "The Bards' Own Annual," and 
" Irish Gems, or the Puzzler's Guide," for the years 1906-1909. 

Mclaughlin, key. JOHN.— one Fkiendly glass, or Giles Fleming's Two 
Christmases, verse, London, 1873, 8vo; Squire Hardman's Daughter, 
verse, London, 1874, 8vo ; The Storm, and Random Rhymes, London and 
Birkenhead, 1879, 8vo. 

A Catholic priest, and author of other works; A priest of the same 
name, and also an author, died February, 1904, aged 73. He was possibly 
the poet. His most popular book was, " Is one Religion as good as 
another? " He was a native of Rasharkin, Co. Antrim. 

Mclaughlin, Patrick O'CONOR.— a frequent contributor between 1870- 
93 to various Irish papers, of stories, articles and poems. He was for part 
of that time living in London and Paris. Most of his poems have appeared 
in Irishman, Nation, Shamrock, Young Ireland, etc., sometimes over 
signature of " MacL." He was born in Derry on September 2, 1851, and 
was educated there. He is the possessor of a remarkable vein of satirical 
humour, as may be seen in his " Threatening-Letter Writer and Irish 
Loyalist's Companion," and many able contributions to The Evening 
Press, Dublin, about 1889-91. He wrote, I understand, a collection of 
humorous papers called "Retrospective Reviews." 

MACLEAN, ANNA JANE.— Conviction, a poem, Dublin, 1851, 8vo ; Eman 
More, a tale of Killarney, a poem, Dublin, 1852, 8vo. 

There is a poem by her on " Smith O'Brien " in Nation, September 18, 
1852. There was a writer with the initials " A. J. M.," who wrote a poem 
on the Immaculate Conception, in Nation of December 10, 1859, but this 
was doubtless A. J. MoKenna (q.v.). 

MACLISE, DANIEL, R.A.— Bom in Cork, probably on February 2, 1806. He 
made a local reputation as an artist before going to London, where he 
first became most notable by his brilliant drawings of celebrities for 
Eraser's Magazine, for which Maginn wrote the letterpress. The 
originals of these drawings are in the Forster collection. South Kensington 
Museum. They, with his magnificent cartoons in the Houses of Parlia- 
ment, are universally considered his finest productions. He was ofltered 
the Presidency of the Royal Academy, but refused it. He died on Apri) 
25, 1870, and was buried in Kensal Green. His claim to mention here 
rests on his lengthy poem, " Meriy Xmas in the Baron's Hall," which 
appeared in Fraser's Magazine for May, 1838. There is a biography of 
him by his relative, W. J. O'Driscoll. 

McLOGHLIN, JAMES. — Moybtirg, a poem, Dublin, 1835, 12mo. 
The poem refers to scenes in the Co. Roscommon. 

McM., J. — My Boyhood Hours, or Miscellaneous Pieces, Cork, 1845, 8vo. 

McMAHON, DENNIS. — Poems on Various Subjects, Enniskilleu, 1840, 8vo. 

MoMAHON, GEORGE YIELDING.— Vathek, a dramatic poem [c. I860.] The 
Dream of the Captive City, and other poems, London (?), 1860. 

A barrister, and a contributor to the Irish People (1863-5), over signa- 
ture of " Mac." Was a Limerick man, and about 1860 was a student with 
John O'Leary at Queen's College, Galway. Went about 1864 or 1865 to 
Mauritius as classical professor, and died there about 1886. 


MoMAHON, HEBER. — A contributor during the seventies to the Nation and 
to United Irishman (of Liverpool) over signature of " Celticus " and 
" Skian." His first poem in the Nation was signed " Cam Noham " (his 
name reversed). Born at Liscard, Cheshire, December 4, 1851, and died 
of consumption at Birkenhead on October 13, 1880. He was a nephew of 
Dean MoMahon, of the diocese of Clogher, to which his family belonged. 

MoMAHON, SIR JOHN (pseud.?). — Mac the First, a poetical epistle from 
Mac of the Moon to John Bull of Britain, a satire (MS. notes in British 
Museum copy), London, 1814, 8vo. 

McMAHON, PATRICK JAMES. — A poet well-known in Glasgow as a writer 
in the Scotch dialect, but born at Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, in 1860. 
Was taken to Scotland in 1864, and since 1874 has been engaged in busi- 
ness in Glasgow. He first published verse in The Bailie about 1880, and 
since then has published many poems, mostly in The Glasgow Weekly 
Herald, Scottish Cyclist, Scottish Nights, Glaswegian, Glasgow Observer, 
Glasgow Weekly Mail, Scottish Sport, People's Friend (Dundee), Govan 
Press, etc., and in Nation and United Ireland, of Dublin, frequently over 
the signature of " Mack Mahn," etc. Has won several prizes for poems 
on cycling, and is included in D. H. Edwards' " Modern Scottish Poets " 

MacMANUS, ANNA.— The Foue AVinds or Ehinn (by " Ethna Carbery "), 
Dublin, 1902, 12mo (with portrait). 

This admirable volume, made more notable by the premature death of 
its charming and patriotic author, has run through many editions. Mrs. 
MacManus, who was a Miss Anna Isabel Johnston, of Belfast, was born 
in Ballymena on December 3, 1866, her father being a weU-known mer- 
chant of the North. She wrote many poems for the Irish Monthly, 
Nation, Irish Fireside, United Ireland, Young Ireland, Shamrock, and 
especially for the Shan Van Vocht, a small journal published in Belfast 
in 1896-99, by her and Miss Alice Milligan. Over her name and her 
pseudonym, "Ethna Carbery," many beautiful verses appeared in the 
papers. Her earlier pieces were signed "Ethna" only. She died, to 
the great regret of all who knew her, on April 2, 1902, not long after 
her marriage to Seumas MacManus (q.v.). Some of her short stories and 
sketches have been collected into two small volumes, " In the Celtic 
Past " and "The Passionate Hearts." 

MoMANUS, EMILY. — Born at Bath, Ontario, and educated at Bath Public 
School, Kingston Collegiate Institution, and Queen's University, Kings- 
ton. She graduated M.A. in 1894, at the latter institution. Besides a 
novel entitled " The Old, Old Story," she has published many poems, 
most of which have appeared in Toronto Week, Canadian Magazine, 
Dominion Illustrated, and Queen's University Journal, etc. She is 
included in W. D. Lighthall's " Songs of the Great Dominion," 1889, 
and "Patriotic Songs for Schools," published under the direction of the 
Hon. Mr. Ross, Minister of Education for Ontario. 

MACMANUS, SEUMAS. — Shitileiis from Heathy Hills, prose and verse (by 
"Mac"), Mountcharles, Donegal, 1893, 8vo; Ballads op a Coxtntrt Boy, 
Dublin, 1905, 12mo. 

This well-known Irish writer is the son of a peasant farmer, and was 
born at Mountcharles, Co. Donegal, in or about 1870. Was for some 
years a National school teacher, but resigned his appointment when he 
found himself able to live by literary work. There are few Irish papers 
and magazines to which he has not contributed his amusing stories, and 


he has written for many of the leading English and American periodicals, 
including the Century, Harper's, Lippincott's, McClure's, Pearson's, and 
other magazines. His best known volumes are " 'Twas in DhroU 
Donegal," "The Humours of Donegal," "Through the Turf Smoke," 
" The Leadin' Road to Donegal," " The Bend of the Road,^' " In CJhimney 
Corners," "A Lad of the O'Friels," and "Donegal Fairy Tales." An 
admirable little Belfast magazine called The Shan Van Vocht, conducted 
by Alice Milligan and Anna Johnston (whom he married in 1901), made 
his early efforts known. Her sad and early death left a great void in 
Irish literature. MacManus is favourably known as a lecturer in America, 
which he visits very often. 

McMANUS, PATRICK.— A clever young poet of Co. Down, who died at an 
early age. He was born at Kearney, near Portaferry, Co. Down, on 
March 17, 1863, and was the son of a carpenter, following the same trade 
himself for a time. He wrote largely for Nation, Weekly News, Belfast 
Examiner, and other journals, principally in Ulster, over the signature 
of " Slieve Donard" as a rule, but in the Nation, at times, over that of 
"Sunbeam." He went to America in 1886, and died there in August 
of the same year. An article on his life and poems, by John McGrrath, 
appeared in Young Ireland many years ago, and another by the same in 
Irish Monthly, March, 1890. 

McMANUS, THEODORE FRANCIS.— Born of Irish jjarentage in Buffalo, 
New York, about 1870, and after an education in the public schools, 
began to write for the Press, and after a time became city editor -of the 
Morning Commercial, of Toledo, Ohio. He has written much verse^ and 
is represented in the Magazine of Poetry of January, 1894, by five poems. 

MoMASTER, REY. ROBERT. — My Seven Punishments fob getting Dettnk, 
verse, — . 

An Antrim man, included in W. J. Paul's " Modern Irish Poets," 
Vol. 2. 

MoMECHAN, VILLIAM.— The Lady of Motjrnb, a ballad of Ulster, Dublin, 
1847, 8vo ; The Emblems of Ekin, an historical ballad, Dublin, 1861. 

B.A., T.C.D., 1829. Was a lawyer who went the North-East circuit, 
of Ireland, and is still remembered as " Counsellor MoMechan " in 
Belfast. Succeeded Isaac Butt as editor of Ulster Times. Wrote various 

McMillan, GEORGE. — Poems, Satirical and Moral, Belfast, 1830, 12mo.. 

MoMULLAN, WILLIAM JOHN. — The Brigand, Death of Gerstein, SoNoa 
OF the Captives, and other poems, Belfast, 1830, 12mo; The Heir of 
AvoNMORE (relating to the Yelverton case), Belfast, 1861. 

This volume was dedicated to Sir Wm. F. McNaghten, a benefactor of 
the poet. McMuUan was born in Belfast in 1813, and was educated at 
Brown Street School, and Academical Institution, Belfast, as a free pupil. 
He ran away to sea, and sailed about in a coasting vessel for ijine months, 
and then learned the printer's trade, often composing his own verses in 
• type without writing them. He wrote street ballads and contributed to 
various journals, including Ulster Magazine (1860, etc.), over signatures 
" Paddy Soot the Piper," and "Hector Oge." He died on February 16, 
1863, and was buried in Shankhill churchyard, Belfast. He was popular 
as a poet in his native province. 


MoMULLEN, MARY ANNE.— The Naiad's Wbeath, a csoUection of poems, 
London, 1816, 8vo; Cresoekt, a national poem, to commemorate the 
glorious victory at Algiers, London, 1816, Svo; Beitain, or Fbagmentb 
OF Poetical Abereation, Iiondon, 1818, Svo; Dioeamic Sketches, verse, 
1853, 12mo. 

Other works, including " The Wanderings of a. Goldfinch," 1816. 

MoMULLEN, MARY ANNE.— See under Ford, M. A. 

MoNAGHTEN, CAPTAIN E. C— Poems, Calcutta, 1824, 12mo. 

When above volume was published the author was only a Iieutehant. 
A poetical contributor to Amulet (1829, 1836), Comic Offering (1832-35), 
and Forget-Me-Not (1828-34). May have been the B.A., T.C.D., who 
graduated 1811. , 

MoNAGHTEN, HUGH.— Poems op Catxtllits, selected and edited by H. M. 
and A. B. Ramsay, London, 1899 ; Ave Regina and other poems, London, 

The translations of Catullus by McNaghten in the first-named volume 
are thought to be good. The translator is a master at Eton College. 

MoNALLY, LEONARD. — The Apotheosis oe Pitnoh, in one act, and in prose 
and verse, with a monody on the death of the late Master Punch (over 
signature of "Plunder"), London, 1779, Svo; Retaliation, a farce in 
two acts, 1782, Svo ; Prelude foe Covent Garden (not printed), 1782 ; 
Tkisteam Shandy, a bagatelle in two acts, London, 1783, Svo ; Coalition, 
a musical farce (not printed), 1783; The Ruling Passion, comio opera 
(not printed) ; April Fool, a farce (not printed) ; R.obin Hood, or Sher- 
wood Forest, comic opera, 1784, Svo; new edition with alterations and 
additions, 1787, Svo; Fashionable Levities, comedy in "five acts, 1785, 
Svo ; Richard Ccbue-de-Lion, comic opera, from the French of Sedaine, 
1786, Svo; Critic upon Critic, a domestic medley in three acts, with 
songs, 1792, Svo ; The Cottage Festival, an opera (not printed), 1796. 

Other works, including pamphlets, legal books and separate songs, such 
as the well-known "Lass of Richmond Hill," which he inoontestably 
wrote. For the evidence in his behalf, see the early volumes of Notes and 
Queries. It is difficult to conceive that it belongs to anybody else. A 
piece of negative evidence not hitherto mentioned in favour of McNally's 
authorship is, that in " Myrtle and Vine," a collection of songs edited 
by C. HI Wilson (where, there are about a, dozen songs of Upton, 
the reputed author of "The Lass of Richmond Hill," whom Wilson 
probably knew, for he seems to have got the songs direct from the author), 
the lyric about which there has been so much dispute is given anonymously. 
If Upton had written it his name would presumably have been put to 
it as to the others by him. Sir Jonah Barrington, without doubt 
erroneously, says Lysaght wrote some of the songs in " Robin Hood," 
but a glance at them and at Barrington's statement, is sufficient to 
disprove the assertion. McNally was born in Dublin in 1752, and was a 
member of the Irish and the English Bar. He was the trusted friend 
of many of the United Irishmen, but infamously betrayed them and was 
receiving a pension from the Grovernment for his treachery, even while 
in closest intimacy with them. See W. J. Fitzpatrick's works, notably 
his " Secret Service under Pitt," and the works of Dr. Madden and Sir 
Jonah Barrington, for numerous references to McNally, who died in 
Harcourt Street, Dublin, on February 13, 1S20, and was buried in Donny- 
brook Church. 

MACNAMARA, FRANCIS. — Marionettes, poems, London, 1909. 


MoNAMABA, JAMES. — One of the Irish-American poets represented in Eljot 
Ryder's '"Household Libnary of Catholic Poets." A contrthutor of 
verse to several Catholic journals. 

MoNAMARA, WILLIAM FRANKLIN.— Born in Camden, Maine, U.S.A., 
December 1, 1855, of Mayo parentage on the paternal side. His father 
was a farmer, and the son now lives in the Aroostook, in North Maine, 
and writes to the Press over the name of " Harry Hazelton." Several 
of his poems are given, with a notice, in Magazine of Poetry, Buffalo, 
January, 1893. 

MoNKIL, JAMES. — ^A Dublin man of this name wrote about 1824, " Chances 
and Changes," and " The Agent and Absentee," two dramatic pieces. 
He was possibly the James McNeil who wrote verse for Duhlin Magazine 
and G-sneral Bepository, 1820. 

McNEYEN, WILLIAM JAMES, M.D.— This well-known United Irishman was 
author of various poems, some of which are in John MoCreery's (g.i».) 
collection of Irish airs. He was born near Aughrim, Co. Galway, on March 
21, 1763. He was educated abroad, chiefly in Prague and Vienna, and 
graduated in the latter city in 1783, returning to Dublin and starting his 
medical practice in 1784. After the rebellion, he joined the French Army, 
but eventually emigrated to New York, where he had a very successful 
career, and where he died July 12, 1841. 

McNEVIN, THOMAS. — Gtekald, a national dramatic poem in three acts, 
founded on the invasion of Ireland by Henry III., Dublin, 1831, 8vo 
(24 pp.). 

This poem was dedicated to Daniel O'Connell. In 1836 the author 
published " An Address delivered before the College Historical Society," 
of which he was treasurer in 1834-5, auditor in 1837-8, and president in 
1838-9. He was a leading Young Irelander, and wrote for his party his 
"Confiscation of Ulster" and "History of the Irish Volunteers." He 
was born in Co. Ga,lway in 1810, and died in an asylum at Bristol on 
January 8, 1848. 

McNIYEN, MRS. C. (?). — ^Ailben, a poem, IngersoU, Upper Canada, 1865. 
Born in 1823, and died in 1865. 

McPHELIM, EDWARD J. — Born at Boutouche, New Brunswick, in 1861, 
and is, or was, a reporter on the Chicago Times. He has written a good 
deal of verse, and is included in Ryder's "Household Library of Catholic 

McQUADE, JAMES. — Born in Utica, New York, of Irish Catholic parents 
on April 27, 1829 ; died there on March 26, 1885. Entered the U.S. army, 
and became a major-general of volunteers in the Civil War. A writer of 
popular songs, notably " The Loyal Legioner." 

MoQUILLAND, LOUIS J. — There are six poems by this poet in " Sung by 
Six," a collection of poems by six Belfastmen, Belfast, 1896, 8vo. He has 
contributed to WeeHy Sun, United Ireland, and various other papers. 
He is a journalist in London. 

McQUIN, ABBE ANGE DENIS. — Tabblla Cibakia. The Bill of Faee, a 
Latin poem, implicitly translated and fully explained in copious and 
interesting notes, relating to the pleasures of gastronomy, and the 
mysterious art of cookery, London, 1820, 4to (anonymously). 

A contributor of prose and verse to London Literary Gazette, and 
mentioned on pages 103-111, vol. 3 of Jerdan's "Autobiography," as 


such. He was possibly of Scotch parentage, and was born at Meaux, in 
France, in 1756, and died at Southwark, July 17, 1823, and was buried 
in the Catholic Church of Horselydown. He became a priest in France 
and narrowly escaped the guillotine, and had to flee from Paris to London, 
where he was given an appointment as heraldic designer in the College of 
Arms. He was reinstated in his property in France in 1814, but did not 
remain there. He was a friend of Beckford, the author of "Vathek, " 
and used the signature of " The Gleaner " in his contributions to 
periodicals. He was the author of several learned and interesting works, 
and wrote a poem on " Memory " in 1789. 

MACREADY, CATHERINE F. B. — Leaves erom the Olive Mount, poems, 
1860, 8vo ; Cowl and Cap, or The Rival Churches, and minor poems, 
1865, 12mo. 

MACROE, — (?). — The Patriot Chief, a, tragedy in verse, Philadelphia, 1784, 

UACRUM, JAMES MARIUS. — Solitary Hours of Fancy and Feeling, and 
other poems, Dublin, 1846, 12mo. 

McSORLEY, REY. HUGH.— Lays of Ancient Israel, etc., London, 1869, 
8vo; Hymns of Praise, London and Tottenham, 1872, 32mo. 

Born at Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, on August 13, 1819. Became a 
Protestant before he was sixteen. Educated at Royal School, Dungannon. 
Sch. T.C.D., 1847; B.A., 1850; M.A., 1865. Ordained in 1850, for curacy 
of St. George's, Belfast; appointed in 1853 to a chaplaincy in Royal 
Navy, which he resigned for curacy of All Saints, Gordon Square, London. 
Became Vicar of St. Paul's, Tottenham, London, in 1861. Died 
November 26, 1892. 

McSPARRAN, ARCHIBALD.— Norman De Burgos, a romance, Loudon, 1869. 
An author mentioned in notes to a poem by Samuel Perry (q.v.). The 
above work embodies a legend of County Derry. Wrote in America "Tales 
and Stories of the AUeghanies," and " The Hermit of the Rocky Moun- 
tains," in verse. In Coleraine Constitution for March 31, 1906, is a notice 
of McSparran by J. H. Eakin. Born in Drumseerin, Co. Derry, in. 1795, 
went to U.S.A. in 1835, and died there May 2, 1848. 

MoSWEENEY, MYLES.— Two Visions ; The Pope and Old Nick, The Pan- 
Anglican Synod and Bishop Colbnso, verse, London, 1867, 8vo. 

Also published " Moses and Bacchus, a mythological parallel," London, 
1874. Probably a Belfast man. Was a well-known lecturer associated 
with the late Charles Bradlaugh in the seventies. 

MoSWEENY, JOHN GERALD.- Born in Claremorris, Co. Mayo, in 1858, 
educated at Queen's College, Galway, and joined the Freeman's Journal 
editorial staff whilst studying medicine in 1882. He afterwards acted 
as sub-editor of The Evening Telegraph (Dublin), going to America in 
1885, and subsequently writing for New York Star, Boston Pilot, New 
Torh Pre>ss, and other .papers. He returned to Ireland and was first 
editor of The Tipperary Nationalist, and in 1887 took up the editorship 
of the Dublin Weekly Freeman, which position he held till his appoint- 
ment as an Inspector under the Irish Local Government Board in 1908. 
Be has written many poems for Irish papers, including The Weekhj 
Freeman and its sketch books, and The Weekly Irish Times. He also 
wrote largely in prose and verse for Pat, the Dublin comic iournal 

MoSWINEY, OWEN.— The Quacks, or Love The Physician, comedy, 1705, 
4to; Camilla, opera, 1706, 4to; Pyrrhus and Demetrius, opera, 1709, 4to. 


Sometimes called MacSwiny, MacSwinny, or Swinny. Born in Ireland 
abovit 1670, and became manager of Drury Lane Theatre, and afterwards 
of Queen's Theatre, Haymarket. Was appointed Keeper of the King's 
Mews, and died on October 2, 1754, leaving all his large fortune to Peg 

MoSWINEY, PAUL. — Amergin, an opera, words and music, produced in 
Cork, 1880 ; Bman, a tragedy in five acts, New Yorl:, 1888. 

A promising Irish musical composer, born in Cork in 1856. Soon after 
1880 he went to London, and contributed verse to some of the periodicals. 
In 1883 he went to New York, and in 1884 produced there an Irish opera 
entitled " An Bard 'gus an Fo " (The Bard and the Knight) under the 
auspices of the Gaelic Society of that city. He also wrote "Nirvana," 
a novel; "Alexander," a musical drama; "The Faii-ies' Dell," an Irish 
romantic drama, and at the time of his death, which occurred in New 
York, November 17, 1890 (another account says November 16, 1889), was 
preparing a cantata, " John McHale, " which was to have been performed 
at the centennial celebration of that famous prelate in 1891. Some of 
MoSwiney's songs became popular in America. 

McSWINEY, STEPHEN MYLES, M.D.— An able Dublin physician and 
medical writer, who died July, 1890, and who wrote poems for the Nation, 
etc., over the signature of " Lancet." He became a member of the Royal 
College of Surgeons in 1844, and graduated M.D. at St. Andrew's in 1847, 
and was a professor at the Catholic University. Was buried in Glasnevin. 

McVEAGH, CHARLES STUART. — The Plaint of a Broken Hbabt and other 
poems, Dublin, 1837, 12mo. 

A gifted young poet, born in Dublin in 1817. He was a pupil at Clon- 
gowes about 1830. Went to Spain in 1835, but returned soon after. 
Shot himself in Dublin, March 10, 1837, and died next day. His brother, 
who was living in 1907, wrote an article for the Clongownian of June 
in that year, in which the young poet is referred to. 

MoYEY, EDWARD.— Stray Lines, Dublin, 1869, 8vo. 

MoWATTY, ALICIA. — Poems on Various Subjects, Newry, 1815. 

MoWILLIAM, HUGH. — Poems and Popular Ballads, Belfast, 1795, 8vo; 

Poems and Songs, Belfast, 1816. 
A native of Glenavy, Co. Antrim, and Avas a schoolmaster at Bal!y- 

sallagh, near Newtownards, Co. Down. 

MADDEN, BERNARD JOSEPH. — The Biblical' s Crusade, or arrogance 
and fanaticism combated, a satirical poem, Dublin, 1824, 8vo, over the 
signature of "An Irish Helot" ; Farnham Hall, or The Second Refor- 
mation in Ireland, a poem, second edition, Dublin, 1827, 8vo; Conser- 
vated Insanity, or The Low Church Firebrand, a poem (anonymously), 
Dublin, 1834, 8vo. 

MADDEN, CHARLES.— Sacred Melodies, Part I., Bonn, 1858, 8vo. 

MADDEN, RICHARD ROBERT, M.D.— Poems by a Slave in the Island ob 
Cuba, recently liberated (translated from the Spanish), London, 1841 ; 
Breathings of Prayer (only twenty copies printed for private circula- 
tion), Havana, 1838; (edited) The Easter Offering, 1850, reprinted, 
Dublin, 1888; A Hudibbastic Epic Poem (unpublished). 

This well-known historical writer was born in Dublin in 1798, and died 
at Booterstown, Co. Dublin, on February 6, 1886. It is not necessary 
to describe in detail here all his literary efforts, and a mere 
reference may be made to his useful " Lives of the United Irishmen " 
(7 vols., 1842-46) ; "Life of Lady Blessington " (3 vols.) ; " History of the 


Penal Laws " (1847) ; " Literary Remains of the United Irishmen " (1888), 
and "History of Irish Periodical Literature" (2 vols., 1867). He con- 
tributed verse to the Nation, over the signature of " lerne," and was 
" R.R.M." of The Citizen (1842-3). Much of his verse is in his " Literary 
Remains of the United Irishmen" and his "Memoirs" (edited by his 
son, also a well-known Dublin physician), 1891. His " Bishop of Ross " 
is quoted in u, couple of collections of Irish verse. 

MADDEN, REY. SAMUEL. — Themistocles, a tragedy in verse, London, 
1729, 8vo (other editions) ; Boulter's Monument, a panegyrical poem, 
Dublin, 1745, 8vo. 

Born in Dublin on December 23, 1686. B.A., T.C.D., 1705; D.D., 1723. 
Became Rector of Drummully, near Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, in 
1721. Died there on December 31, 1765. Author of various productions 
of merit, including "Memoirs of the Twentieth Century," 1732. He 
wrote another tragedy, which he left to Thomas Sheridan, the actor. 
He is chiefly remembered by his benefactions to the Royal Dublin Society. 

MADDEN, WILLIAM BALFOUR.— Bbmeisle, a poem, London, 1761, 4to. 

MADDEN, WILLIAM MERRIES, M.D. (?).— The Maettbs op Provence, 
a poem, Edinburgh, 1842, 8vo. 
Author of several medical works. 

MAFFETT, HUGH.— Born in Clough, Co. Down, and was a noted lawyer, it 
is said. See Knox's " History of Co. Down " (p. 497), which refers to him 
as having translated Horace into English verse and written other poems. 

MAFFIT, REY. JOHN NEWLAND.— Tears op Contrition (biographical 
sketches of J.N.M. with poems). New London, 1821, 12mo; Poems, 
Louisville, 1839, 12mo; Ireland, a poem, Louisville, 1839, 12mo. 

Born in Dublin on December 28, 1794; became a Methodist preacher 
in America, and was noted for his eloquence. Died at Mobile, Alabama, 
May 28, 1850. Wrote various other works. His son was a distinguished 
officer of the U.S. Navy, and is the subject of an exhaustive biography. 

MAGEE, JOHN. — A famous Irish journalist who enters largely into the poli- 
tical history of Ireland during the Union and post-Union period. W. J. 
Fitzpatrick calls him "the Irish Cobbett." He was born in Belfast, and 
founded in Dublin the Evening Post and Magee's Weekly Packet, for 
which he wrote various satirical squibs and poems. He had a stormy 
career, being constantly in trouble with the authorities for his outspoken- 
ness in Catholic and other matters in opposition to the Government. He 
died in Dublin in November, 1809. 

MAGEE, WILLIAM K.— This very able essayist, known as " John Bglinton," 
has written, besides his " Essays on the Remnant " and " Pebbles from a 
Brook," various poems, which'appeared in All Ireland Review and other 
periodicals. He is represented as a poet in W. B. Yeats' " Book of Irish 
Verse," 1894. Ho is an Ulster man, and is one of the assistant librarians 
of National Library, Dublin. 

MAGENNIS, BERNARD.— The Red Hand, and other poems, Dublin, 1888; 
Anti-Humbug, or Mansion House Banquets 'midst Ireland's Poverty, 
etc., with notes and comments, Manchester, 1890, 8vo; The Catapult, 
a satire, Dublin, 1897. 

Brother of Mrs. Forrester, and therefore uncle of the other poets of 
that name in this book. Born at Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, in February, 
1833, and was at first a National teacher. Wrote verse for many years, 
and it appeared in Dundalk Democrat, Universal Nexcs (London)^ 


CasseU's Family Paper, Irishman, Northern Whig, Young Ireland, The 
Light of Erin (London, 1859-60), Kilkenny Journal, etc., frequently over 
the signatures of " Iveagh," " B. MoG," "Hofer," etc. Was a pro- 
minent temperance advocate, and edited a Dublin paper called The Social 
Mirror and Temperance Advocate. Lived in New York for some time, 
and also in Lancashire, and wrote for the Press of those centres. He 
died on January 5, 1911, in Dublin. 

MAGENNIS, DANIEL, M.D.— Fugitive Pieces. 

A connection of the Magennis or Guinness (now Iveagh and Ardilaun) 
families. Probably born in the North of Ireland. Was hanged in 1783 
in London for the murder of a hosier in Newgate Street. He was known 
as a wit. Published one or two medical works over the name of Magenise. 
See Notes and Queries, vol. 2, 6th series. 

MAGENNIS, PETER.— Poems, Enniskillen, 1844; Poems, Bnniskillen, 1888, 
8vo; London, 1889, 8vo. 

A retired National School teacher, and author of several stories, such 
as "The Ribbon Informer, a tale of Lough Erne," 1874; and " Tully 
Castle, a tale of 1641," 1877. He was born near Derrygonnelly, Co. 
Termanagh, on January 15, 1817, and was the son of a farmer. Many 
years ago he won a prize of £10 offered by The Freeman's Journal for 
the best story sent in, by his " Mary Stuart O'Donnell." He wrote 
many stories and poems for Fermanagh and other papers. He died at 
Derrygonnelly on September 16, 1910, aged 93. 

MAGENNIS, S. DAVENPORT. — A Poem on the Death of . . . Feedeeick 
Duke oe Albany, etc., Dublin, 1827, 8vo. 
Of the General Post Office, Dublin. 

MAGILL, REY. ROBERT; — The Thinking Few, a poem (anonymously), 
Belfast, 1828, 8vo (several times reprinted) ; Poems on Various Subjects, 
chiefly religious, Belfast, 1834. 

Born on September 7, 1788, at Broughshane, educated at Glasgow 
University, ordained in 1820, and married in 1823. Began to write 
verse while at Glasgow, where he won a prize for an ode on " The Taking 
of Algiers." Died on February 9, 1839, and is buried at Donagore, Co. 

MAGIN, JOSEPH. — Of Donaghcloney, Co. Down. He wrote a quantity of 
verso over his name or initials for the Ulster periodicals of the early part 
of the century, and is included in a collection of verse published at Belfast 
in 1806. He may have been one of the writers who used the initials 
of "J. M." {q.v.). 

MAGINN, WILLIAM, LL.D. — Eneas Eunuchus (published while at Trinity 
College, Dublin), — ; Homeeic Ballads, London, 1850, l&mo ; Miscel- 
lanies IN Pbosb and Verse, 2 voJs., London, 1835, 8vo. 

This great wit and scholar was born on July 10, 1793, in Dean Street, 
Cork, where his father, John Maginn, author of a "Compendium of 
Rhetoric," Cork, 1801, and a "Latin Grammar," Cork, 1812, who died 
in 1822, kept an academy. He was educated there and at T.C.D., where 
he graduated B.A., 1811 ; LL.B. and LL.D., 1819. He began to write for 
the English Press at an early age, having previously contributed a little 
to some Cork periodicals. While a boy he had entered into a controversy 
with John England, afterwards Bishop of Carolina, about the Jesuits. 
For some years after 1818, he was one of the mainstays of Blachwood's 
Magazine, to which he contributed an immense quantity of prose and 
verse, over various signatures, such as " Morgan O'Doherty," " M. O'D., 
"R. T. S.," "Olinthus Petre, D.D.," "Rev. E. Hincks, F.T.C.D.," 


" Morty Macnamaxa Mulligan," "Philip Forager," "Richard Dowden," 
"Wm. Holt," "An Irish gentleman lately deceased," "Bob Buller," 
"Giles Middlestitch, " "Thomas Jennings, Soda Water Manufacturer," 
"Blaize Fitztravesty, Esq.," " E,ev. J. Barrett, D.D., F.T.C.D.," 
"B.F.P.," " Augustinus," " P.T.T.," " W. Seward," "Ralph Tuckett 

Scott," "J. T n," etc., etc. Just before settling in London he 

married Ellen, daughter of Robert BuUen, of Mallow, by whom he had 
one son and two daughters. His productions comprised translations from 
different languages, critical essays, dialogues, parodies, stories, reviews, 
and maxims, the last-named being afterwards collected and published in 
1849 as "The Maxims of Sir Morgan O'Doherty." He also wrote for 
Bsntley's Miscellany, John Bull, Literary Gazette, Age, Argus, and many 
other journals, and was the sub-editor of The Standard for a time. In 
1850, owing to a quarrel with Blackwood, the publisher, he left him, and 
became editor of Fraser's Magazine, and wrote largely for it, mostly 
anonymously. Among his assumed names in Thei Literary Gazette were 
" Dionysius Duggan," "P. P. Grossman," " P.P.P.," "P. J. Cross- 
man," and " O. O. Grossman." His scholarship and wit were the wonder 
of his contemporaries, who praised him to an extravagant extent. Some 
of his brilliant papers have been published in book-form, such as 
" Shakesperean Papers — Pictures Grave and Gay," 1859; which were 
reprinted from Bentley's Miscellany, and in 1840 he brought out his 
" Miscellanies " in ten parts, but these do not seem to have brought him 
much benefit. He published in 1827 a satirical novel called " Whitehall, 
or the Days of George IV.," a parody on a work of Horace Smith's, and 
several other novels are attribiited to him, such as " The Red Barn " 
(1828), "John Manesty " (1844), and "Tales of Military Life" (about 
1841), the last of which aJone bears his name on the title page. A copy 
of the work is in the Westminster Public Library, and a perusal of it 
suggests that Maginn never wrote it at all. One or two other 
publications by "the author of 'Tales of Military Life,' " are wrongjTy 
considered his. Maginn wrote a good deal of the famous " l^octes 
Ambrosianae," of which he conceived the idea, and most of these dialogues 
have been reprinted and edited by Prof. Ferrier and Br. R. S. Mackenzie 
(q.v.). Maginn's clever letterpress to Maclise's fine portraits of the 
Fraserians, which appeared in Fraser's Magazine, was also reprinted 
and edited by William Bates. He died at Walton-on-Thames in poverty, 
after an ill-spent and reckless life, greatly admired, nevertheless, by all 
who knew him, on August 21, 1842, and was buried there. Dr. Kenealy 
was the only friend present, and it was he wrote the lengthy article on 
Maginn in Dublin University Magazine for 1844. Dr. Mackenzie edited 
" The Miscellanies of Wm. Maginn " (5 vols.), published in America in 
1857, and in 1885 a couple of volumes of selections from his works 
were issued in London. Maginn's poems are mostly scattered 
through the pages of Blackwood's, Fraser's, Bentley's, and other maga- 
zines, and a few will be found in Irish anthologies, and in " Bentley 
Ballads" (1858). Some were contributed to Fisher's Drawing Boom 
Scrap-Booh (1836-1839), which was edited by Letitia E. Landon, better 
known as " L.E.L." It is almost certain that he wrote the stories 
in Croker's "Fairy Legends," entitled respectively ''Daniel O'Rourke," 
" The Legend of Knockshegowna," " Fairies and no Fairies," and " The 
Legend of Bottle Hill." For information concernins; Maginn, see Irish 
Quarterly Beview, Vol. 2, 1852, Dod's "Annual Obituary" for 1842, 
Barham's '• Life of Hook," " Life of Alaric Watts," the biographies of 
John Banim and Gerald Griffin, Mrs. Oliphant's " House of Blackwood," 
Smiles' "Life of John Murray," "Recollections of R. P. Gillies," the 
memoirs of J. F. Clarke, D. M. Moir, Richard Oastler, W. E. Aytoun, 


J. G. Lockhart, James Hogg, Robert MacNish, and John Wilson. His 
nephew, Rev. Charles Maginn, now of Shrewsbury, is meditating the 
publication of a biography of the famous wit. 

MAGINNESS, WILLIAM.— Wak with the Devil, or The Young Man's 
Conflict with the Powers op Dabknbss, a dialogue, Cookstown, 1838. 

MAGRATH, ANNA JANE. — Blossoms of Genius, poems on various subjects, 
Dublin, 1834, 12mo; A Changed Heakt, a poem, Dublin, 1840. 

The first-named volume was published, it would seem, when the 
authoress was only 13. She dramatised Carleton's novel, " Fardarougha, 
the Miser," and her version ran at a Dublin theatre for some time, but 
Carleton did not like it, and an acrimonious correspondence ensued. See 
present writer's " Life of Carleton." 

MAGUIRE, ANNIE P.— A Wbeath, poems, Dublin, 188—, 16mo. 
A native of Dublin. 

MAGUIRE, BRYAN.— In "Irish Rebel Songs of '98," published by Fisher 
Bros., of Philadelphia, some years ago, there are a dozen poems by this 
writer. Most of the songs appear to be modern. 

MAGUIRE, MRS. JOHN FRANCIS.— Beauty and the Beast, a play in three 
acts and in verse, with a new version of old fables, Dublin, 1878, 8vo. 

Wife of John Francis Maguire, M.P. for Cork. Published "Young 
Prince Marigold and other Tales," and died about 1905. 

MAGUIRE, PATRICK IGNATIUS.— Born near Enniskillen in 1861, and 
educated by the Christian Brothers there. Entered the Civil Service 
(Inland Revenue) in 1880. He wrote a goodly amount of verse for 
Impartial Beporter (Enniskillen), Cork Examiner, Young Ireland, Irish 
Fireside, etc., and proposed at one time to collect and publish his poems 
in a volume. 

MAGUIRE, REY. ROBERT.— Sir Ego's Dream, and other temperance 
poems, London, 1865, 12mo ; Lyra Evangelica, hymns, original and trans- 
lated, London, 1872, 8vo ; Sighs and Songs or Earth, and other poems, 
London, 1873, 8vo ; Melodies of the Fatherland, translated from the 
German, London; 1883, 8vo. 

Born in 1827, probably at Cork, though some notices say Dublin. 
B.A., T.C.D., 1847; M.A., 1855. Became Rector of St. Olave's, SoutV 
wark, and was a noted controversialist, and author of a great many works 
of a religious character. He died on September 3, 1890. He is represented 
in Rev. O. Roger's "Harp of the Christian Home." 

MAGUIRE, THOMAS, LL.D.— A celebrated Catholic professor at T.C.D., 
where he graduated B.A., 1855; M.A., 1861 ; LL.B. and LL.D., 1868, and 
Fellow, 1880. He was born in Dublin on January 24, 1831, the son of a 
Catholic merchant, who afterwards became a stipendiary magistrate in 
Mauritius. He wrote many poems and trajislations for Kof.tahnx. " Dublin 
Translations," etc. He died suddenly in London, February 26, 1889, having 
journeyed to England to give evidence before the Parnell Commission. 
He was a very distinguished scholar, and wrote several valuable works. 
He was appointed Professor of Latin in Queen's College, Galway, in 1869, 
and was subsequently Professor of Moral Philosophy in T.C.D. 

MAGUIRE, THOMAS. — Author of numerous songs of a popular music-hall 
type. In October, 1907, he and his wife were charged with obstruction 
of the thoroughfare in London, as, having fallen on evil days, they played 
and sang his songs in the streets, selling a penny book of them at the 
same time. He was then an old man. The London papers of the week 
ending October 19, 1907, name some of his more successful songs. 


MAHANY, ROWLAND BLENNERHASSETT.— Born of Irish parentage at 
Niagara Falls, New York, September 28, 1864, and was educated in the 
public schools in that city and at Hobart College, and graduated with 
high honours in Harvard in 1888. He has contributed many poems, 
including versions from the Greek, Latin and German, to leadiqg 
American periodicals. In the Magazine of Poetry for 1890, Vol. 2, there 
is a sketch of his career with selections from his poems. Was appointed 
Secretary of Legation to Chili in 1890, and U.S. Minister to Ecuador in 
1892. He is represented in Connolly's " Household Library of Ireland's 

MAKER, WILLIAM. — This personage is named by J. E. Walsh in his 
" Ireland Sixty Years Ago " (1847) as the probable author of the famous 
song, " The Night before Larry was Stretched." Walsh gives various 
details coHoerning him, says he was a Waterford clothier, and wrote 
several convivial lyrics, but the question of authorship of the notable 
Dublin slang song referred to is still a doubtful one. Dean Burrowes 
(q.v.) still remains the most likely author. 

MAHON, ANTHONY. — London as it was and is, and other poems, London, 
184], 12mo. 

MAHON, MICHAEL. — John or Gaunt, a comedy opera in three acts, 1890, 

MAHON DE MONAGHAN, EUGENE.^Reves et Realites, poems, Paris 
and Abbeville, 1875, 12mo. 

Also various other works, such as " La Comedie au Coin du Feu," Paris, 
1861; "Etudes Critiques sur I'Angleterre," Paris, 1863, etc., etc. 

MAHONY, AGNES. — ^A Minstrel's Hotjks op Song, with notes, London, 
1825, 12mo. 

Daughter of Col. John Mahony, of Dromore Castle, Co. Kerry, one of 
the Irish Volunteers, who was a delegate at the Dungannon Convention 
in 1782. She became Mrs. Conway Hickson, of Formoyle, Co. Kerry, in 
1831, and died somewhere about 1840. She wrote the poem, " Off, off, 
says the stranger!" Her volume is dedicated to her brother. High Sheriff 
of Kerry. She was aunt of R. J. Mahony (q.v.). 

MAHONY, REY. FRANCIS SYLYESTER.— Rbliques of Fatheb^ Prout, prose 
and verse, 2 vols, 1836, 12mo ; 1849, 8vo ; The Works of Father Prout, 
(edited by C. Kent), London, 1881 (1880), 8vo ; Final Reliques op Father 
Prout (edited by Blanchard Jerrold), London, 1876 (1875), 8vo. 

This well-known writer and author of the popular song, "The Bells 
of Shandon," whose pseudonym is better remembered than his real name, 
was born in Cork in 1804, of a well-to-do Kerry family settled in that 
city, and was educated for the priesthood at Amiens and Paris. After his 
ordination as a Jesuit, he became a master at dongowes College 
in 1830, and had among his pupils John Sheehan (q.v.). Mahony 
began to write for Fraser's Magazine soon after its inauguration, and 
in April, 1831, the first of the celebrated " Reliques ' ' appeared over the 
well-known signature of " Father Prout, P.P., of Watergrasshill, Co. 
Cork." Mahony may also have been " Oliver Yorke " of the same 
magazine. His learned and witty papers were collected and published 
in 1836, with exquisite drawings by " Alfred Croquis " (Daniel Maclise, 
R.A.). He was assisted in some of his polyglot translations by Francis 
Stack Murphy (afterwards serjeant-at-law). Mahony gave up his sacred 
calling to all intents and purposes for the busy life of a journalist, and 
contributed to The Daily News a series of eleven letters, as Roman 
correspondent, which were republished in 1847 as the work of " Don 


Jeremy Savonarola." He also wrote for Bentley's Miscellany, CornhiU 
Magazine, and became Paris correspondent of The Globe, which he partly 
owned. He used the signature of " Teddy O'Dryskull, schoolmaster," in 
Bentley's Miscellany several times. He died in Paris on May 18, 1866, 
and was buried in Cork. 

MAHONY, MIRA M. — A Oalifornian poetess of Irish extraction who is 
represented by nine poems in Crowley and Doyle's " Chaplet of Verse by 
Oalifornian Catholic Writers " (San Francisco), 1889. 

MAHONY, RICHARD JOHN.— Eldest son of Eev. Denis Mahony, of Tralee, 
Co. Kerry. Born in Co. Kerry, January 15, 1828, and educated at 
Worcester College, Oxford, where he matriculated November 13, 1845. 
B.A., 1849. Was a J.P. and D.L. of his native county, and High Sheriff 
in 1853. Wrote various poems for private circulation, some of great 
merit, and contributed to The Kerry Magazine (1854-6). Was a nephew 
of Agnes Mahony (q.v.) Died in 1892. He was a great friend of J. A. 
Froude, and is said to be the original of the Chief in the latter's Irish 

MAKIN, THOMAS. — ^Encomium Pbnnsylvaniae, a poem, 1728; In Laudes 
Pennstlvaniae Poema, seu descbiptio Pennsyivaniab, 1729. 

According to McGee's "History of the Irish Settlers in America," 
Makin was an Irishman. He was one of the earliest of the poets of 
America, having been born about 1665, and one of the first settlers 
in Pennsylvania. He was usher of a school, and became master of it 
in 1690. He died in Pennsylvania in 1733. See for his second poem 
Proud's " History of Pennsylvania," 2 vols., 1797-8. His name, sometimes 
spelt Makins, seems a corruption of Macken. 

MALCOLM, REY. ANDREW GEORGE, D.D.— Psalms, Hymns, and 
Spiritual Songs, Newry, 1811. 

There are twenty-three of his own hymns in above collection. He was 
born in 1782, was minister of Newry, Co. Down, and died in 1823. 

MALCOLM, H. D.— The Eclectic Poem-Book, Magherafelt (Co. Derry), 1854. 

MALLEY, ARTHUR Y. — Garravogue Papers, prose and verse, [circe 1880.] 
Was editor of Sligo Independent. 

MALONE, EDMUND. — Ode on the Marriage or His Majesty George III., 
Dublin, 1761. 

The great Shakesperian scholar wrote other verse, including a prologue 
for Jephson's "Count of Narbonne." See Prior's "Life of Malone." 
The above ode runs to over dne hundred and fifty lines. It was published 
with others by Rev. John Kearney, Southwell, Hussey, Rev. John Chet- 
wood, and other T.C.D. students. He was born in Dublin in 1741, and 
died in 1812. 

MALONE, REY. J. L. — An Irish priest now in Australia, who contributed 
many poems at one time to United Ireland, Shamrock, Irish Fireside, 
and other Irish papers. Was educated at Clonliffe College, and went to 
Australia a good many years ago. He has also written verse for the 
Press of Melbourne. 

MALONE, JOHN. — ^Born in Massachussetts of Irish parents, and taken to 
California while an infant. Was educated at the Jesuit Colleges of St. 
Ignatius (San Francisco) and Santa Oara, and graduated at latter 
college in 1872. Was admitted to the bar in 1874, and for a time edited 
the San Jose Daily Herald. In 1879 he went on thei stage, and has 
played with Edwin Booth, W. E. Sheridan, Sahirni, Mrs. Langtry, etc. 
Has written much prose and verse for Boston Pilot, Century Magazine, 
Catholic World, Cosmopolitan, and other American periodicals. 


MALONE, KEY. MICHAEL.— Wrote prose and verse for Duffy's Firesuie 
Magazine over signature of " M.," and contributed articles on French 
and Italian poets, with translations, to Temple Bar. Was parish priest 
of Qlyn, Co. Limerick, and a native of that county. He died about 1891 
in the Mater Misericordice Hospital, Dublin. 

MALONE, ROBERT L.— The Sailor's Dkeam, and other poems, 184-5. 

Born of Irish parents at Anstruther, in Fifeshire, in 1812, his father 
being a sea-captain. He followed the naval calling himself until ill-health 
compelled him to give it up. He died at Greenock on July 5, 1850. Some 
of his songs are written to Irish airs. 

MALONE, WALTER.— Claribel and other poems, Louisville, Ky., 1882; The 
Outcast and other poems, Cambridge, Mass., 1885, 12mo; Narcissus and 
other poems, Philadelphia, Pa., 1893, 16mo; Ponce De Ebon and other 
poems, Buffalo (N.Y.), 1894, 8vo; Songs of the Dusk and Dawn, Buffalo, 
1895, 8vo ; Songs of December and June, 1896 ; The Coming of the King, 
1897; Songs of North and South, 1900; Poems, 1904; Songs of East and 
West, 1906. 

Born in De Soto Co., Miss., U.S.A., on February 10, 1866, graduated 
Bachelor of Philosophy from IJniversity of Miss., 1887, and in the same 
year was admitted to the bar. He practised his profession in Memphis, 
Tennessee. His first volume, " Claribel," was apparently reprinted in 
Oxford (Miss.) in 1883. 

MANDEVILLE, EDWARD M.— Miscellaneous Poems, Waterford, 1798, Syo. 

Contributed at least one poem to Sentimental and Masonic Magazine 

(Dublin, 1792-5). There are .poems of his (from Waterford) in Walker's 

Hibernian Magazine for March, 1795, and April, 1796. He died at 

Carrick-on-Suir in August, 1801. 

MANGAN, JAMES CLARENCE.— Oerman Aj^thology, poems from the 
German, two vols., Dublin, 1845, 8vo; Poets and Poetry or Munsteb, 
translated by J. C. M., and edited by John O'Daly, Dublin, 1850, 8vo ; 
The Tribes of Ireland, a satire by Aengus O'Daly, with poetical trans- 
lation by J. C. M., Dublin, 1852, Svo ; Poems (Nation supplement), 1852; 
Poems (edited with biographical memoir by John Mitohel), New York, 
1859, Svo; Essays in Prose and Verse (edited by Rev. C. P. Meehan), 
Dublin ; Irish and other Poems, a selection, Dublin, 1886, 12mo ; Poems, 
selected by Louise Imogen Guiney, with a study, Boston and London, 
1897, 8vo; Life and Writings of James Clarence Mangan, by D. J. 
O'Donoghue, Edinburgh and Dublin, 1897, Svo; The Poems of James 
Clarence Mangan, centenary edition, Dublin, 1903, Svo, edited by D. 
J. O'Donoghue (containing many hitherto uncollected pieces); Prose 
Writings of James Clarence Mangan, centenary edition, Dublin, 19(M, 
edited by D. J. O'Donoghue. 

Born in Dublin on May, 1, 1803, and wrote at an early age for the 
Dublin almanacs, and then for The Comet, over the signature of " Clar- 
ence," which has since been added to his name. On the starting of the 
Nation, he immediately began to contribute to it, first as " Terrae Filius," 
and " Vacuus" (both these signatures appearing in second number of the 
paper, October 22, 1842), and then under a variety of names, such as 
" Monos," "A Yankee," " The Man in the Cloak," " J. CM.," " Lageni- 
ensis," " The Mourne-r," etc. He wrote much for The Nation until its 
suppression in 1848, and in the following year he contributed many poems 
and a series of biographical papers on eminent Irishmen, to The Irishman. 
He also wrote constantly between 1834-48 for The Buhlin University Maga- 
zine, and for Irish Penny Journal, United Irishman, and Irish Tribune 


while they lasted. All these years he was living a wretched life, 
first as a scrivener, and then as a clerk in the office of the 
Irish Ordnance Survey, a post obtained for him by Dr. Petrie. He never 
wrote a line for any English paper or magazine, and much of what he 
wrote consists of translations from various languages. He led a some- 
what miserable life, and died under sad circunnstances in a ,Dubliri 
hospital on June 20, 1849. See John McCall's " Life of J. C. Mangan " 
for facts of his early life, and Hercules Ellis's " Ballads and Romances, 
of Ireland " for original poems. The present writer may claim, by his. 
" Life of Mangan " (1897), his edition of the poems and the prose 
writings of-this great poet (1903-4), to have done much to obtain for him 
the recognition which is now accorded to him. A memorial to the poet 
was erected a few years ago in Stephen's Green, Dublin, by the National 
Literary Society of Ireland. 

MANGIN, REY. EDWARD. — The Deserted City, a poem (over the signature^ 
of " E.M."), Bath, 1805, 4to; Hectoe, a tragedy in verse from the French 
of Luce de Lancival, Bath, 1810, 8vo ; Vagaeies or Verse (anony- 
mously), 18315. 

Son of Samuel Henry Mangin of Dublin ; matriculated at Balliol 
College, Oxford, June 9, 1792, aged 19. B.A., 1793; M.A., 1795. Was. 
Prebendary of Dysart (1798-1800); of St. Patrick's, Dublin (1800-3); and 
of Rath (in diocese of Killaloe), from 1803 till death, which occurred on 
October 17, 1852, aged 80. He wrote various other works. See Moore's 
"Diary," vol. 5, page 55, and also the appendix to Eorster's "Life of" 

MANNERS, LADY CATHERINE REBECCA.— Review op Poetey, ancient 
and modern, a poem, London, 1790 ; Poems with Poetrait, London, 1793, 
8vo ; second edition, 1793, 4to ; London, 1794, 8vo. 

Daughter of Thaddeus Gray, of Lehina, Co. Cork, and wife of Sir Wm. 
Manners, Bart. 

MANNERS, HENRY (?). — The Linnet and Goldfinch, a fable in verse,. 
addressed to J. D. Latouche, Esq., London (reprinted Dublin, 1750, 8vo). 

MANNING, AGNES M. — Born in Ireland, but spent some of her infancy in 
England. From Ireland, to which she had returned, she was taken to 
U.S.A., eventually settling in California, and is now principal of one of 
the largest schools in San Francisco. She is a member of many of the 
scientific and literary societies of that city. Her earliest signed contribu- 
tions appeared in The Overland Monthly when Bret Harte was its editor. 
She is represented in "A Chaplet of Verse by Californian Catholic 
Writers," edited by Rev. D. O. Crowley and C. A. Doyle. She has con- 
tributed to various Californian periodicals. 

MANNING, PATRICK M. — A farmer, living at Riverstown, near Ardee, Co. 
Louth, who wrote many poems on local political and social subjects for the 
Dundalk Democrat, generally over the signature of " M. M. P." He was 
the local laureate of the Home Rule movement in the Louth election of 
1874. His verse is still remembered in his native district for its point and 

MANNING, MRS. R.— In Mbmoeiam. Veey Rev. T. N. Burke. O.P., died 
July 2, 1883, dedicated to his brethren of the order in Dublin, donmel 
(Co. Tipperary), Chronicle office, 1883, 8vo. 
This is a sixteen-page pamphlet in verse by a Clonmel lady. 

MANNING, WILLIAM (?). — The Legend oe St. Christopher, verse, London,. 


MANNIX, MARY E.— An Irish-American poetess who contributed to the Irish 
National Press in America. Born in New York in 1846, of Irish parentage, 
her maiden name being Walsh. 

MANT, RT. REY. RICHARD (Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore).— Thjb 

SuN-DiAL OF Akmot, a poem in Latin and English, Dublin, 1847. 

An Englishman, borii at Sovithampton, February 12, 1776, and died 
November 2, 1848. 

MANT, REY. WALTER BISHOP. — Christophkros, and other poems, Lon- 
don, 1861, 8vo. 

Son of the preceding writer, and born June 25, 1807 ; graduated at 
Oxford, was ordained in 1831, became Archdeacon of Down^ 1834, and 
died April 6, 1869. 

" MARAUDER." — Two Epistles in Vbbsb on Irish Aitaies, London, 1825. 

MARKHAM, ALEXANDER. — McDonald, or the Avenged Bride, a tale of 
the Glens, in four cantos, with notes, Belfast, 1833, 8vo ; McDonaid, etc., 
with DuNLtroE, a poem, Belfast, 1875, 8vo. 

Was sometime editor of Ulster Times, and lieutenant in the Antrim 
Militia. Became coroner for Carrickfergus, and died about 1878. 

KAQUAY, GEORGE PAUL. — The Royal Progress, an ode on the King's 
journey and happy arrival in Ireland, Dublin, 1821, 8vo. 

MARLAY, RT. REY. RICHARD (Bishop of Waterford) .— In the "Life of 
Grattan, " by the latter's son, there are various references to Marlay (who 
was uncle of the statesman) as a poet. See for example, vol. 1, p. 41. lii 
"The Private Theatre of Kilkenny," 1826, will be found a prologue of 
his, and in Jephson's " Epistle to J. E. Howard " he is described as a com- 
bination of "the light poetaster and flimsy divine." He was born in 
Dublin, and was the son of Chief Justice Marlay. Graduated B.A., 
T.C.D., 1749; M.A., 1752. Was rector of Lough Gilly, Armagh diocese, 
1772; Dean of Ferns, 1769, and appointed Bishop of Clogher in 1787, and 
of Waterford, 1796. Voted against the Union, and died at Celbridge on 
July 1, 1802. 

MARRYOTT, THOMAS, M.D.— The Sattric Mtjse, a poem, Belfast, 1771, 4to; 
Sentimental Fables, designed chiefly for the use of the ladies, Belfast, 
1771, Svo. 

Presumably this is the Dr. " Marriott " referred to in Benn's " History 
of Belfast." O'Keeffe mentions him in his "Recollections " as "a large, 
well-looking man in black." He published another edition of "Fables" 
in 1778 in Belfast (anonymously). 

MARSHALL, META.— Poetical Fancies, by an Irish Girl, Dublin, 1910. 

"MARSHALL, JOHN. — The Charmers, a poem humbly inscribed to the Honble. 
Lady Gore (anonymous), Dublin, 1748, 4to. 

MARTIN, HON. ALEXANDER.— A distinguished Irish-American, who be- 
came successively a member of the State Senate (1779) and Governor of 
North Carolina (1782 and 1789.) His father was James Martin, a native 
of Co. Tyrone, who went to America in 1721. Alexander Martin was born 
in New Jersey about 1740, and died in November, 1807, at Danbury, 
Rockingham Co., North Carolina. Wheeler's "History of North Caro- 
lina " speaks of some of his poems, which appeared in the North Carolina 
University Magazine. 


MJ^RTIN, GEORGE. — Marguerite, or The Isle op Demons, and other poems, 
Montreal, 1887. 

Was at one time considered one of the leading poets of Canada. Born 
near Kilrea, Co. Derry, in 1822, and was taken to Canada when only ten 
years of age. Was first a medical student, then a photographer, and in 
1852 went to Montreal. In 1886 he engaged in mercantile affairs in that 
city, where he permanently settled. He wrote largely for the Canadian 
Press, and is included in Dewart's " Selections from the Canadian Poets " 

MARTIN, JAMES. — Translations from Ancient Irish MSS., and other 
poems, 1811, 8vo; Poems, sold by the author, Cavan, 1813, 12mo; Poems 
ON Various Subjects, Cavan, 1816, 12mo ; second edition (including poems 
addressed to him by Michael Leonard, Trim; James Murphy, Phill 
O'Reilly, and Henry Ireland), Cavan, 1816, 16mo; Cottage Minstrelsy, 
or poems on various subjects, Kells, 1824-31 ; second series, Kells, 1841 ; 
A Poetical Letter addressed to the Independent Blbctors of the Co. 
OE Meath, 1831, 8vo ; The Wounded Soldier, a tale of Waterloo, in verse, 
and a Dialogue between a Totaller (sic) and the Bottle, second edition, 
Kells, 1841, 12mo; The Medal and Glass, a poem (over pseudonym of 
"Philip O'Connell"), Kells, 1841, 8vo; The Truth-Teller, or Poems on 
Various Subjects, Kells, 1842, 8vo; Man's Final End, a poem on the Last 
Judgment, from the Irish, 1823; Paddt the Politician, or The Tithe 
Cant, a comedy dedicated to Mr. Patrick Lalor, Queen's Co., Carlow, n.d. ; 
The Repealer, or The Bane and the Antbdote of Ireland, Cavan (?), 

1844, 12mo; Reformation the Third, or The Apostate N — l — n [Nolan] 
and the Pbrvmits of Athbot, a poem in four cantos (over pseudonym of 
" Thady McBlab "), Dublin, 1838, 8vo; Death and the Poet, a dialogue, 
Kells, n.d. ; A Dialogue between John Bull and Granu-Wailb. Kells (?), 

1845, 8vo (86 pp.) ; Edmund and Marcella, in four cantos, Kells, 1849, 
8vo; The Mass, etc., 1853; John and Mart, a modern Irish tale, etc.. 
Trim, 1855; The Dirge op Erin, translated from the Irish (over pseu- 
donym of "Owen Clarke") — ; Imitation op Dean Swift, — ; Poem on 
the Immaculate Conception. — ; Miscellaneous Verses, — ; The Irish 
Bard, — ; Dialogue between an Irish Agent and his Tenant, — . 

Born at Millbrook, near Oldcastle, Co. Meath, in 1783 ; died there in 
1860. A frequent contributor to the Dublin almanacks, and is said to have 
published a couple of dozen of his little volumes. In the preface to his 
1818 volume he says he was never at school in his life. John McCall (q.v.) 
wrote a very full account of him for the Irish EmeraM some years ago. 

MARTIN, REY. JOHN HENRY.— Is represented in " Lyra Hibernica Sacra " 
by two poems. Sch. T.C.D., 1852; B.A., 1857; M.A., 1860. Was Rector 
of Rasharkin, in the diocese of Down and Connor. 

MARTIN, JOSEPH W. — The Landscape, etc., a poem, Belfast, 1855. 

MARTIN, M. E.— A lady who wrote, over the initials " M. E'. M.," a good 
many poems in the Dublin University Magazine and in the Irish Metro- 
politan, Magazine (1867-8), and also published a little book, " Rathmore 
and its Traditions," Trim, 1880. 

MARTIN, ROBERT JASPER. — Days of the Land League, etc., verse (over 
signature of "B. J. M."), 1882, 8vo; Days of the Land League, and 
other poems (over initials only), 1884, 8vo; Bits op Blar^^et, stories and 
poems, London, 1899, 8vo. 

A well-known sporting journalist and song-writer of the day, whose 
songs, "Killaloe," " Ballyhooley," etc., were at one time extremely 


popular. Wrote for The Sporting Times over signature of " Ballyhooley. " 
Was a Galway man, and wrote many songs for Gaiety burlesques, etc. 
Died September 13", 1905. 

MARTIN, T .— L'Edropamanib, Do-ut-des, 1886 et 1887; Diagnose 


d'Irlandb, etc., verse, Guernsey, 1886, 8vo. 

The author describes himself as "of Connemara." 

HARTLEY, JOHN. — Pbagments in verse and prose (posthumous), Dublin, 
1883, 8vo. 

One of the cleverest of the writers in Kottahos, and for a time assistant 
editor of it. Born at 15 Haroourt Street, Dublin, on May 15, 1844, being 
the third son of Henry Hartley, Q.C., afterwards a judge of the Landed 
Estates Court, Ireland. Educated at Cheltenham College, St. Columba's 
College, Rathfarnham (under Rev. John Gwynn, D.D.), and entered 
T.C.D. in 1862, B.A., 1866. Called to Irish Bar in 1875, but did not 
practise, as he got an appointment in Landed Estates Court. Married 
in 1881 a Miss Frances Howorth, and died of consumption on August 25, 
1882. He wrote for Froth, a Dublin periodical (1879), one of his poems 
appearing over the signature of " Coelebs in search of a wife." 

MARTLEY, ROBERT HENRY.— Elder brother of preceding, and also a con- 
tributor to Kottahos. B.A., T.C.D. , 1863. 

" MARY." — See Downing, Ellen, and St. John, Mary. 

MASON, HENRY JOSEPH MONCK, LL.D.— The Lord's Day, a poem, 
Dublin, 1829j 8vo. 

Wrote one of the prologues in " The Private Theatre of Kilkenny " (1825, 
4to). Sch. T.C.D., 1796; B.A., 1798; LL.B. and LL.D., 1817. Among his 
works are a " Life of Bishop BedeU," a " Grammar of the Irish Language,' ' 
and an "Essay on the Antiquity and Constitution of Parliaments in 
Ireland." He died in Co. Wicklow, April 14, 1858, aged 79. 

MASON, ST. JOHN. — Olithona, a, poem humbly attempted from Ossian, 
London, 1857. 

An Irish barrister and a relative of Emmet, whose cause he defended 
and in whose rebellion he was implicated. When the above poem was 
published, he was a very old man. 

MASSAREENE, YISCOUNT.— See under Skeffington. 

MASTERSON, THOMAS P.— An Irish-American poet, born in Ireland. Has 
contributed many poems to Boston Pilot, Celtic Monthly (N.Y.), and 
Emerald (N.Y.), etc. Held a position in the Comptroller's Office, New 
York, 1876. 

MATHERS, THOMAS.— An Ulster poet, referred to in Robert Young's 
" Poetical Works," 1863, as " The Bard of Castlewellan." Young (q.v.} 
wrote an elegy on Mathers, who apparently died somewhere about 1860. 

MATHEWS, REY. LEMUEL. — A Pandarique (sic) Elegie upon the Death 
OP Jeremy [Taylor], late Lord Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, 
Dublin, 1667, 4to. 

MATTHEWS, GEORGE.— Fragments, selected from the papers of the late 
" G. M., Esq." (printed for private circulation), Dublin, 1848, 8vo. 

Of Springvale, Co. Down. Was lost in the wreck of the "Tweed" in 
the Gulf of Mexico, February 12, 1847, being then only 29 years of age. 


MATURIN, REY. CHARLES ROBERT.— Bertram, or the Castle of St. 
Aldobrand, a tragedy in five acts and in verse, London, 1816, 8vo (five 
editions in same year) ; Manuel, a tragedy, London, 1817, 8vo ; Fredolfo, 
a tragedy, London, 1819, 8vo ; The Universe, a poem, London, 1831, 8vo. 
The last-mentioned work was not by him, although it bears his name. 
It was by the Rev. James Wills, who allowed him to reap the profit of the 
work. (See Notes and Queries, 6th Series, Vol. 3, and Bublin Penny 
Journal, January 5, 1830, for statements to that efi:eot.) Maturin wrote 
various stories which gained him much reputation, and which are now 
mostly forgotten, " Mehnoth the Wanderer " being the only one still 
reprinted. Byron and Scott were great admirers of his dramatic genius, 
and the laiter meditated editing his works. Maturin was born in Dublin 
in 1782, and was educated at T.O.D., where he graduated B.A., 1800. 
Entered the Church, and was appointed to a curacy at Loughrea, and 
afterwards to one in Dublin, where his income was small, and he wrote 
his works with a view to adding to it. Some of his stories first appeared 
over the name of " Dennis Jasper Murphy." Several of them were Irish 
in subject, but these are entirely forgotten. "The Albigenses " and 
" M